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The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

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The forms of life throughout the universe become divided into groups subordinate to groups.

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One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.

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Man selects only for his own good: Nature only for that of the being which she tends

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Nothing is easier than to admit in words the truth of the universal struggle for life, or more difficult--at least I have found it so--than constantly to bear this conclusion in mind.

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The laws governing inheritance are for the most part unknown.

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I think it inevitably follows, that as new species in the course of time are formed through natural selection, others will become rarer and rarer, and finally extinct. The forms which stand in closest competition with those undergoing modification and improvement will naturally suffer most.

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The vigorous, the healthy, and the happy survive and multiply.

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If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. But I can find no such case.

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But a plant on the edge of a deserts is said to struggle for life against the drought, though more properly it should be said to be dependent upon the moisture.

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From so simple a beginning endless forms... are being evolved.

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I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should shock the religious views of anyone.

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We will now discuss in a little more detail the Struggle for Existence.

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It harmonizes... with the view that there is no essential distinction between species and varieties.

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