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.
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.
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.
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.
Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits.
I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.
What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!
How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.
On the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, we gain no scientific explanation.
My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
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