Thomas Huxley Quotes

83 Thomas Huxley quotes:

"Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men."
"Science has fulfilled her function when she has ascertained and enunciated truth."
"In science, as in art, and, as I believe, in every other sphere of human activity, there may be wisdom in a multitude of counsellors, but it is only in one or two of them."
"It is not to be forgotten that what we call rational grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts."
"Economy does not lie in sparing money, but in spending it wisely."
"It is one of the most saddening things in life that, try as we may, we can never be certain of making people happy, whereas we can almost always be certain of making them unhappy."
"I take it that the good of mankind means the attainment, by every man, of all the happiness which he can enjoy without diminishing the happiness of his fellow men."
"My experience of the world is that things left to themselves don't get right."
"Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed."
"The medieval university looked backwards; it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge."
"The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom."
"The world makes up for all its follies and injustices by being damnably sentimental."
"Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic."
"Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense."
"Science is simply common sense at its best - that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic"
"Perhaps the most valuable result of al education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not."
Author: Huxley Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"The struggle for existence holds as much in the intellectual as in the physical world. A theory is a species of thinking, and its right to exist is coextensive with its power of resisting extinction by its rivals."
"Freedom and order are not incompatible... truth is strength... free discussion is the very life of truth."
"The world is neither wise nor just, but it makes up for all its folly and injustice by being damnably sentimental."
"If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?"

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