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Thomas Huxley Quotes

83 Thomas Huxley quotes:

"There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued"
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"There is no alleviation for the sufferings of mankind except veracity of thought and of action, and the resolute facing of the world as it is when the garment of make-believe by which pious hands have hidden its uglier features is stripped off."
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"The foundation of morality is to have done, once and for all, with lying"
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"Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing."
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"The great tragedy of Science: the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact"
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"It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a super inducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body."
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"The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us."
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"Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness."
"Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit: and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manne"
"Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority."
"I do not say think as I think, but think in my way. Fear no shadows, least of all in that great spectre of personal unhappiness which binds half the world to orthodoxy."
"In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact rarely get as far as fact."
"It is the customary fate of new truths, to begin as heresies, and to end as superstitions."
"The scientific spirit is of more value than its products, and irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors."
"The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box."
"Learn what is true in order to do what is right."
"Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation."
"Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing."
"All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified."
"Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors."

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