Inspirational Charles Darwin quotes

Inspirational Charles Darwin quotes
Charles Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was a naturalist and geologist who outlined the theory of evolution and proposed that evolution could be explained in part through natural and sexual selection.

Charles Darwin was a one of the key figure in the history of modern science. It was only because of his modern theory on evolution many recent scientific discoveries in field of Biology became possible. He has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history.

Charles Darwin quotes are full of wisdom and inspiration. Below is a list of Charles Darwin quotes, which i have selected from his works.

It is mere rubbish thinking, at present, of origin of life; one might as well think of origin of matter.
– Charles Darwin

The highest stage in moral culture at which we can arrive, is when we recognise that we ought to control our thoughts.
– Charles Darwin

I think it can be shown that there is such an unerring power at work in Natural Selection, which selects exclusively for the good of each organic being.
– Charles Darwin

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

My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts.
– Charles Darwin

A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
– Charles Darwin

A republic cannot succeed, till it contains a certain body of men imbued with the principles of justice and honor.
– Charles Darwin

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.
– Charles Darwin quotes

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 very essence of instinct is that it’s followed independently of reason.
– Charles Darwin

A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, – a mere heart of stone.
– Charles Darwin

Life is nearly over with me. I have taken no pains about my style of writing.
– Charles Darwin

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

The fact of evolution is the backbone of biology, and biology is thus in the peculiar position of being a science founded on an improved theory, is it then a science or faith?
– Charles Darwin

As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities.
– Charles Darwin quotes

It is easy to specify the individual objects of admiration in these grand scenes; but it is not possible to give an adequate idea of the higher feelings of wonder, astonishment, and devotion, which fill and elevate the mind.
– 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

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
– 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

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

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

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

The moral faculties are generally esteemed, and with justice, as of higher value than the intellectual powers. But we should always 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 fact affords the strongest argument for educating and stimulating in all possible ways the intellectual faculties of every human being.
– Charles Darwin

Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
– Charles Darwin

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.
– Charles Darwin

Now when naturalists observe a close agreement in numerous small details of habits, tastes and dispositions between two or more domestic races, or between nearly-allied natural forms, they use this fact as an argument that all are descended from a common progenitor who was thus endowed; and consequently that all should be classed under the same species. The same argument may be applied with much force to the races of man.
– 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 am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.
– Charles Darwin

It is a curious little world within itself.
– Charles Darwin quotes

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

I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.
– Charles Darwin

I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
– Charles Darwin

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

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

It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
– Charles Darwin

Man tends to increase at a greater rate than his means of subsistence.
– Charles Darwin

On the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, we gain no scientific explanation.
– Charles Darwin

Although much remains obscure, and will long remain obscure, … I am convinced that Natural Selection has been the main but not exclusive means of modification.
– Charles Darwin

On the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, we gain no scientific explanation.
– Charles Darwin quotes

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

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

Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits.
– Charles Darwin

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

As some of the lowest organisms, in which nerves cannot be detected, are capable of perceiving light, it does not seem impossible that certain sensitive elements in their sarcode should become aggregated and developed into nerves, endowed with this special sensibility.
– Charles Darwin quotes

Inspirational Happiness quotes

Inspirational Happiness quotes
Happiness is a mental and emotional state of positive experience characterized by pleasant emotions and intense joy.
Below i have collected some Happiness quotes from various famous personalities. These Happiness quotes have some meanings and wisdom hidden in them. Whenever you are happy, your mental state stays positive and you feel very energetic. Therefor happiness can increase your performance and productivity. Happiness not only means laughing and smiling, but also peace and harmony from within.
The happiness quotes listed below are very inspirational and motivational.

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”
― Marcus Aurelius

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
― Aristotle

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”
― Aristotle

“We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain.”
― Charles Bukowski

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
― Dr. Seuss

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
― Abraham Lincoln

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”
― Robert Frost

“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
― Dalai Lama XIV

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
― Robert A. Heinlein

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
― Ernest Hemingway

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
― John Lennon

“Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.”
― Aeschylus

“Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal.”
― C.S. Lewis

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”
― Albert Camus

“Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable.”
― Albert Camus

“We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”
― Charles M. Schulz

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer

See Buddha quotes on Happiness

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”
― Mark Twain

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ”
― William James

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
― Dalai Lama XIV

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”
― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

“Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.”
― Daphne du Maurier

“Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer

“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”
― Dale Carnegie

“Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people’s.”
― Bertrand Russell

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”
― Bertrand Russell

“Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.”
― Ayn Rand

“All happiness depends on courage and work.”
― Honoré de Balzac

“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”
― Groucho Marx

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
― Marcel Proust

“Hope
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”
― Alfred Tennyson

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”
― Seneca

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get”
― W.P. Kinsella

“Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.”
― Charlotte Brontë

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”
― L.M. Montgomery

“Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others…By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley

“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”
― Martha Washington

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”
― Guillaume Apollinaire

“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.”
― Rita Mae Brown

“I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.”
― Jane Austen

“Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.”
― Aldous Huxley

“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will. ”
― Epictetus

“Whoever is happy will make others happy.”
― Anne Frank

“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.”
― Louisa May Alcott

“Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.”
― Pat Conroy

“I am a happy camper so I guess I’m doing something right. Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.”
― Henry David Thoreau

“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.”
― Nikos Kazantzakis

“With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.”
― Max Ehrmann

Be with those who help your being by Rumi

Be with those who help your being by Rumi Poem
Rumi

Below is a poem written by Rumi, Which is very inspirational and motivational.

Be with those who help your being.
Don’t sit with indifferent people, whose breath
comes cold out of their mouths.
Not these visible forms, your work is deeper.

A chunk of dirt thrown in the air breaks to pieces.
If you don’t try to fly,
and so break yourself apart,
you will be broken open by death,
when it’s too late for all you could become.

Leaves get yellow. The tree puts out fresh roots
and makes them green.
Why are you so content with a love that turns you yellow?

Inspirational Rumi quotes