Erasmus Darwin

Erasmus Darwin

English physician, naturalist, philosopher, poet
Hence when a person is in great pain, the cause of which he cannot remove, he sets his teeth firmly together, or bites some substance between them with great vehemence, as another mode of violent exertion to produce a temporary relief. Thus we have the proverb where no help can be has in pain, 'to grin and abide;' and the tortures of hell are said to be attended with 'gnashing of teeth.'Describing a suggestion of the origin of the grin in the present form of a proverb, 'to grin and bear it.'More Erasmus Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The mass starts into a million suns; Earths round each sun with quick explosions burst, And second planets issue from the first.More Erasmus Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Some philosophers have been of opinion that our immortal part acquires during this life certain habits of action or of sentiment, which become forever indissoluble, continuing after death in a future state of existence ... I would apply this ingenious idea to the generation, or production of the embryon, or new animal, which partakes so much of the form and propensities of the parent.More Erasmus Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To respect the cat is the beginning of the aesthetic sense.More Erasmus Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Such is the condition of organic nature! whose first law might be expressed in the words 'Eat or be eaten!' and which would seem to be one great slaughter-house, one universal scene of rapacity and injustice!More Erasmus Darwin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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