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'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.'

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

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

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

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

'In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.'

'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.'

'Man tends to increase at a greater rate than his means of subsistence.'

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

'The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.'

Born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Died in Downe, Kent
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