Thomas Huxley Quotes

83 Thomas Huxley quotes:

"The child who has been taught to make an accurate elevation, plan, and section of a pint pot has had an admirable training in accuracy of eye and hand."
"The only freedom I care about is the freedom to do right; the freedom to do wrong I am ready to part with on the cheapest terms to anyone who will take it of me."
"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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"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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"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 more rapidly truth is spread among mankind the better it will be for them. Only let us be sure that it is the truth."
"It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body."
"History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions."
"I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious... and I despise myself for the vanity, which formed half the stimulus to my exertions. Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting."
"I believe that history might be, and ought to be, taught in a new fashion so as to make the meaning of it as a process of evolution intelligible to the young."
"Misery is a match that never goes out."
"The most considerable difference I note among men is not in their readiness to fall into error, but in their readiness to acknowledge these inevitable lapses."
"The ultimate court of appeal is observation and experiment... not authority."
"There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life."
"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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"No mistake is so commonly made by clever people as that of assuming a cause to be bad because the arguments of its supporters are, to a great extent, nonsensical"
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"Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness."
"The scientific spirit is of more value than its products, and irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors."
"Learn what is true in order to do what is right."

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