Home » Quotes-of » Charles Robert Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin

  • Wik’s Quotes of famous people alphabetic list
  • Charles Robert Darwin Quotes
  • Charles Robert Darwin, (February 12, 1809April 19, 1882) is an English biologist and natural history historian.
  • He argued that all living species, including humans, evolved from one or more common ancestors through natural selection, and presented a lot of evidence supporting this theory according to the circumstances of those days. The theory of modern evolution built on Darwin’s ideas is today the fundamental and unifying aspect of biology. The phenomenon that evolution has realized has been accepted by the world of science in the 1930s, when Darwin was alive, that the theory of natural selection was the main explanation of evolution. Darwin’s original theories are the basis of modern evolutionary biology and present a unifying logical explanation of the diversity of life.


    Charles Robert Darwin

    Charles Robert Darwin

  • Best Charles Robert Darwin Quotes


  • Quotes about arts, life, music and poetry
  • “If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.” 
  • Charles Darwin, The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809–82


  • Quotes about dare, inspirational, life, science, time, value and waste
  •  “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” 
  • Charles Darwin, The Life & Letters of Charles Darwin


  • Quotes about biology, evolution, grandeur, inspirational, nature, science and wonder
  • “Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.” 
  • Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species


  • Quotes about certainty, ignorance, knowledge, open-mindedness, science and willful ignorance
  • “Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.” 
  • Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man


  • Quotes about injustice, poverty, social institutions and society
  • “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” 
  • Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle


  • Quotes about love, creature, biology and evolution
  • “The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.” 
  • Charles Darwin


  • Quotes about psychology, wonder and knowledge
  • “We stopped looking for monsters under our bed when we realized that they were inside us.” 
  • Charles Darwin


  • Quotes about blushing, embarassment, emotions and humanity
  • “Blushing is the most peculiar and most human of all expressions.” 
  • Charles Darwin, The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals


  • Quotes about argument-from-design, beneficence, biology, design, evidence, evolution, isaac-newton, misery, newton, omnipotent, profound, science and tolerance
  • “…But I own that I cannot see as plainly as others do, and as I should wish to do, evidence of design and beneficence on all sides of us. There seems to me too much misery in the world. I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidæ with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars, or that a cat should play with mice… I feel most deeply that the whole subject is too profound for the human intellect. A dog might as well speculate on the mind of Newton. Let each man hope and believe what he can.” 
  • Charles Darwin, The Life & Letters of Charles Darwin






  • Quotes about beneficence, biology, evolution, knowledge and noble
  • “We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities… still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.” 
  • Charles Darwin


  • Quotes about biology, evolution, natural selection and science
  • “One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.” 
  • Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species


  • Quotes about animals, love, morality and sympathy
  • “Besides love and sympathy, animals exhibit other qualities connected with the social instincts which in us would be called moral.”
  • Charles Darwin


  • Quotes about biology, evolution, evolution-of-morality, instincts, intellect, morality, science, social and sympathy
  • “The following proposition seems to me in a high degree probable—namely, that any animal whatever, endowed with well-marked social instincts, the parental and filial affections being here included, would inevitably acquire a moral sense or conscience, as soon as its intellectual powers had become as well, or nearly as well developed, as in man. For, firstly, the social instincts lead an animal to take pleasure in the society of its fellows, to feel a certain amount of sympathy with them, and to perform various services for them.” 
  • Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man


  • Quotes about creation, science, special, superstition and universe
  • “We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universe, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.” 
  • Charles Darwin, Notebooks


  • Quotes about creation, science, civilization and races
  • “As man advances in civilization, and small tribes are united into larger communities, the simplest reason would tell each individual that he ought to extend his social instincts and sympathies to all members of the same nation, though personally unknown to him. This point being once reached, there is only an artificial barrier to prevent his sympathies extending to the men of all nations and races.” 
  • Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man


  • Quotes about evolution and science
  • “Nothing is easier than to admit in words the truth of the universal struggle for life, or more difficult–at least I have found it so–than constantly to bear this conclusion in mind.” 
  • Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species


  • Quotes about religious
  • “I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should shock the religious views of anyone.” 
  • Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species


  • Quotes about freedom, illumination, science and thought
  • “Freedom of thought is best promoted by the gradual illumination of men’s minds which follows from the advance of science.” 
  • Charles Darwin


  • Quotes about biology, darwinism, evolution, macro-evolution, macroevolution and science
  • “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. But I can find no such case.” 
  • Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species


Charles Robert Darwin
Author: wik Date: 2:57 pm
Philosophy and Religion, Science and Mathematics

Wik's Random Content