Thomas Huxley Quotes


83 Thomas Huxley quotes:



"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."
"If a man cannot do brain work without stimulants of any kind, he had better turn to hand work it is an indication on Nature's part that she did not mean him to be a head worker."
"Ecclesiasticism in science is only unfaithfulness to truth."
"The scientific imagination always restrains itself within the limits of probability."
"Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness."
"The doctrine that all men are, in any sense, or have been, at any time, free and equal, is an utterly baseless fiction."
"The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect."
"The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties; blind faith the one unpardonable sin."
"The only question which any wise man can ask himself, and which any honest man will ask himself, is whether a doctrine is true or false."
"Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth."
"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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"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"
"Science reckons many prophets, but there is not even a promise of a Messiah."
"The great tragedy of science is the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact."
"There is but one right, and the possibilities of wrong are infinite."
"It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance."
"No delusion is greater than the notion that method and industry can make up for lack of mother-wit, either in science or in practical life."
"Science and literature are not two things, but two sides of one thing."



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