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For my own part I am persuaded that everything advances by an unchangeable law through the eternal constitution and association of latent causes, which have been long before predestined. [Lat., Equidem aeterna constitutione crediderim nexuque causarum atentium et multo ante destinatarum suum quemque ordinem immutabili lege percurrere.]

Quintus Curtius Rufus (Curtis Rufus Quintus) Quotes , Source: De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni (V, 11, 10)

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When you were a tadpole, and I was a fish, In the Palaeozoic time, And side by side in the sluggish tide We sprawled in the ooze and slime.

Langdon Smith Quotes , Source: A Toast to a Lady (Evolution), printed in "The Scrap Book"

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Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.

Herbert Spencer Quotes , Source: First Principles (ch. XVI, par. 138)

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This survival of the fittest, which I have here sought to express in mechanical terms, is that which Mr. Darwin has called "natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life."

Herbert Spencer Quotes , Source: Principles of Biology--Indirect Equilibration

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Out of the dusk a shadow, Then a spark; Out of the cloud a silence, Then a lark; Out of the heart a rapture, Then a pain; Out of the dead, cold ashes, Life again.

John Banister Tabb Quotes , Source: Evolution

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The Lord let the house of a brute to the soul of a man, And the man said, "Am I your debtor?" And the Lord--"Not yet: but make it as clean as you can, And then I will let you a better."

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: By the Evolutionist

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Is there evil but on earth? Or pain in every people sphere? Well, be grateful for the sounding watchword "Evolution" here.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: Locksley Hall Sixty Years After (l. 198)

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Evolution ever climbing after some ideal good And Reversion ever dragging Evolution in the mud.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: Locksley Hall Sixty Years After (l. 200)

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When I was a shepherd on the plains of Assyria.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: Locksley Hall Sixty Years After (l. 200)

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And hear the mighty stream of tendency Uttering, for elevation of our thought, A clear sonorous voice, inaudible To the vast multitude.

William Wordsworth Quotes , Source: Excursion (IX, 87)

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