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Born: February 12, 1809, The Mount, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Birth Country: UK
Died: Down House, Luxted Road, Downe, Kent, UK, April 19, 1882
Occupation: Academic

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
- Charles Darwin

An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.
- Charles Darwin

At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world.
- Charles Darwin

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.
- Charles Darwin

How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.
- Charles Darwin

I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
- Charles Darwin

If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
- Charles Darwin

In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
- Charles Darwin

To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

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