Thomas Huxley Quotes

83 Thomas Huxley quotes:

"Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth."
"Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact."
"Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic."
"The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact."
"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."
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"Learn what is true in order to do what is right" is the summing up of the whole duty of man"
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"Freedom and order are not incompatible... truth is strength... free discussion is the very life of truth."
"Science has fulfilled her function when she has ascertained and enunciated truth."
"The world is neither wise nor just, but it makes up for all its folly and injustice by being damnably sentimental."
"Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority."
"If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?"
"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 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."
"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."
"Size is not grandeur, and territory does not make a nation."
"The best men of the best epochs are simply those who make the fewest blunders and commit the fewest sins."
"The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher."
"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."

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