But I am very poorly today & very stupid & hate everybody & everything. One lives only to make blunders. — I am going to write a little Book for Murray on orchids & today I hate them worse than everything so farewell & in a sweet frame of mind, I am | Ever yours | C. Darwin
– Darwin Correspondence Project
To Charles Lyell, 1 October 1861
” … love for all living creatures [is] the most noble attribute of man …”
– The Descent of Man, Charles Darwin, 1874
Isn’t it great being human?