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Biography - Charles Darwin:

English naturalist.
Born: 1809 - Died: 1882
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

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




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Quotes for: mistake


Quotes

Quotes about mistake:


Love truth, but pardon error.





I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.





What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.





Without music, life would be a mistake.





Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.





To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.











Quotes for: fact


Quotes

Quotes for: fact


What's done cannot be undone.





The thing done avails, and not what is said about it. An original sentence, a step forward, is worth more than all the censures.





When you are studying any matter, or considering any philosophy, ask yourself only: What are the facts, and what is the truth that the facts bear out. Never let yourself be diverted, either by what you wish to believe, or what you think could have beneficent social effects if it were believed; but look only and solely at what are the facts.





Facts have to be discovered by observation, not by reasoning.





The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts, but the training of the mind to think.





I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts.







Quotes for: truth


Quotes

Quotes for: truth


Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.





Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.





Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.





Love truth, but pardon error.





The language of truth is simple.





Conformity of the intellect to the things.











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Charles Darwin also said...


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





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





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.





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.





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





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












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