138 – Quote by Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

The aid which we feel impelled to give to the helpless is mainly an incidental result of the instinct of sympathy, which was originally acquired as part of the social instincts, but subsequently rendered, in the manner previously indicated, more tender and more widely diffused. Nor could we check our sympathy, even at the urging of hard reason, without deterioration in the noblest part of our nature. The surgeon may harden himself whilst performing an operation, for he knows that he is acting for the good of his patient; but if we were intentionally to neglect the weak and helpless, it could only be for a contingent benefit, with an overwhelming present evil. We must therefore bear the undoubtedly bad effects of the weak surviving and propagating their kind; but there appears to be at least one check in steady action, namely that the weaker and inferior members of society do not marry so freely as the sound; and this check might be indefinitely increased by the weak in body or mind refraining from marriage, though this is more to be hoped for than expected.

Charles Darwin

52 – Quote by Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover

Reports to the Surgeon General… represent the final word upon the efficient and devoted sense of responsibility of our people in this obligation to our fellow citizens. Overwhelmingly they confirm the fact that the general mortality rate, infant mortality rate, epidemics, the disease rate – are less than in normal times. There is but one explanation. That is, that through an aroused sense of public responsibility, those in destitution and their children are receiving actually more adequate care than even in normal times.

Herbert Hoover

Inspiring Quotations on Beauty

She got her looks from her father. He’s a plastic surgeon.
Groucho Marx

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
Saint Augustine

Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.
Rosalind Russell

Some guys say beauty is only skin deep. But when you walk into a party, you don’t see somebody’s brain. The initial contact has to be the sniffing.
James Caan

The plainer the dress, the greater luster does beauty appear.
Edward F. Halifax

The problem with beauty is that it’s like being born rich and getting poorer.
Joan Collins

The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one’s own even more, one’s own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.
Katherine Anne Porter

Real beauty knocks you a little bit off kilter.
David Byrne

The love of beauty in its multiple forms is the noblest gift of the human cerebrum.
Alexis Carrel

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Albert Einstein