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Charles Darwin Quotes, Wisdoms and Sayings

Charles Darwin Quotes - 25 Inspirational Sayings From The Natural Scientist

Looking for inspirational Charles Darwin quotes? Then you've absolutely come to the right place! Charles Darwin is one of the most important natural scientists of mankind, not least because of his contributions to the theory of evolution. It is also thanks to his research that we know so much about the development of animal and plant species today and that Halting species extinction in a more targeted manner can.

I would now like to share with you the most important wisdom and sayings of the British naturalist.

My please: Keep in mind that many of the Darwin quotes have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

25 quotes and words of wisdom from Charles Darwin

Darwin analyzed and explained the development of all organisms and their division into different species. The theory of evolution founded by him states that all animal and plant species known to us have evolved from other species. In the following, I now present you, as promised, his most inspiring quotes.

Charles Darwin Quotes 1 - 10

  1. "Anything that is against nature will not last in the long run."
  2. "The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness and misery."
  3. "Our lineage is the source of all evil. The devil in the form of a monkey is our grandfather."
  4. "Time is the most important ingredient in the recipe of life."
  5. "The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble for us, and I for one must humble myself to remain an agnostic."
  6. "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it is the one most adaptable to change."
  7. "We know with absolute certainty that species go extinct and others replace them."
  8. "I am a firm believer, that without speculation there is no good and original observation."
  9. "We must concede that man, with all his high qualities, still bears in his body the indelible stamp of his lower origin."
  10. "Nothing in the history of life is more constant than change."

Tip: Learn now, Why we humans find change so difficult.

Charles Darwin Quotes 11 - 20

  1. "To receive praise from the mouth of an excellent personage, though it stimulates vanity, is yet good for a young man, as it helps him to keep on the right path."
  2. "All nature is at war with each other or with external nature."
  3. "There is a constant tendency of all animate life to multiply to the point where the available food is insufficient."
  4. "Never become the friend of anyone you can't respect."
  5. "Everyone will concede that man is a social being. We see it in his aversion to loneliness as well as his desire for companionship beyond the confines of his family."
  6. "Admiration consists of surprise accompanied by some pleasure and a feeling of approval."
  7. "Certainty is more a birth of ignorance than of knowledge."
  8. "Love for all living beings is the noblest quality of man."
  9. "He who dares to waste even one hour of his time has not yet realized the value of life."
  10. "However great the difference of spirit between man and the higher animals may be, surely it is only a difference of degree, not of kind."

Tip: There are many things, that we humans can learn from animals. You can find out which ones in the linked article.

Charles Darwin Quotes 21 - 25

"Anything that is against nature will not last in the long run." (Quote from Charles Darwin)
  1. "Indeed, I question whether humanity is a natural or innate quality."
  2. "Only a fool doesn't experiment."
  3. "Natural selection ensures that it is always the strongest or the best adapted that survive."
  4. "There is a constant tendency of all animate life to multiply to the point where the available food is insufficient."
  5. "Moral culture has reached its highest level when we realize that we can control our thoughts."

Do you know of any other sayings by Charles Darwin that are missing from this collection? Then let us know your suggestions in the comments!

What is Darwin's theory of evolution?

Charles Darwin's theory of evolution states that nature has developed over time and was not created by God from one second to the next. He also assumes that only those individuals that are optimally adapted to their environment will prevail in the battle for food and habitat.

What is meant by Social Darwinism?

Social Darwinism assumes that not all people are of equal value, which is why only the strongest people can prevail and produce offspring. The followers of social Darwinism base their beliefs on Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

Who was Charles Darwin?

Charles Darwin was a British natural scientist and is considered one of the most important natural scientists in the world due to his contributions to the theory of evolution.

Using the wisdom of Charles Darwin as a constant source of inspiration

Charles Darwin was one of the first scientists to realize that animals and plants are not immutable. He recognized that even creatures of the same species have different characteristics. Quite rightly, he is probably the most important and world-famous evolutionary researcher.

I would now like to provide you with some further articles that correspond to Darwin's values and can also serve your personal development:

I hope that I could inspire you with this article. If you have any questions or if you can think of any other words of wisdom from the British naturalist Charles Darwin, please feel free to leave me a comment.

Stay sustainable,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS.: If you want to know how you can contribute to the Stop species extinctionIf you want to know more about this, please read the corresponding article now.

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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