February 12, 1809 - April 19, 1882
The Mount, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic.
A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Animals, which we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits.
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 everyone takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
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