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21 Effective Quotations of Charles Darwin

March 15, 2007

“The Self, smaller than the small, greater than the great, is hidden in the hearts of creatures. The wise, by the grace of the Creator, behold the Lord, majestic and desireless and become free from grief”.-Upanishad 

In our beautiful world, both theory of evolution & theory of creation are moving for co-evolution & co-creation of knowledge resources. At platform of problem we can extract relevant knowledge from all sources for solution of coming next problem. So Solution is SYNERGY in all time.

 21 Effective Quotations of Charles Darwin 

1.    Man with all his noble qualities, with sympathy which feels for the most debased, with benevolence which extends not only to other men but to the humblest living creature, with his god-like intellect which has penetrated into the movements and constitution of the solar system- with all these exalted powers- Man still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.

2.    The moral faculties are generally and justly esteemed as of higher value than the intellectual powers. But we should bear in mind that the activity of the mind in vividly recalling past impressions is one of the fundamental though secondary bases of conscience. This affords the strongest argument for educating and stimulating in all possible ways the intellectual faculties of every human being.

3.    In the long history of humankind those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.

4.    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.

5.    In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not the man to whom the idea first occurs. 6.    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.

7.    I fully subscribe to the judgment of those writers who maintain that of all the differences between man and the lower animal, the moral sense of conscience is by far the most important. It is the most noble of all the attributes of man.

8.    In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment.

9.    We will now discuss in a little more detail the Struggle for Existence.

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

11.     Without speculation there is no good and original observation.

12.     I have steadily endeavored to keep my mind free so as to give up any hypothesis, however much beloved and I cannot resist forming one on every subject, as soon as the facts are shown to be opposed to it.

13.     False views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for everyone takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness; and when this is done, one path towards error is closed and the road to truth is often at the same time opened.

14.     A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives – of approving of some and disapproving of others.

15.     The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic.

16.     The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.

17.     In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment.

18.     How so many absurd rules of conduct, as well as so many absurd religious beliefs, have originated, we do not know; nor how it is that they have become, in all quarters of the world, so deeply impressed on the minds of men; but it is worthy of remark that a belief constantly inculcated during the early years of life, while the brain is impressionable, appears to acquire almost the nature of an instinct; and the very essence of an instinct is that it is followed independently of reason.

19.     I love fools’ experiments. I am always making them.

20.     Doing what little one can to increase the general stock of knowledge is as respectable an object of life, as one can in any likelihood pursue.  

21.     The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts. 

© Ajay Singh Niranjan

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