Thomas Henry Huxley Quotes


Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
In matters of intellect, follow your reason as far as it will take you, without regard for any other consideration.
The foundation of all morality is to have done, once and for all, with lying; to give up pretending to believe that for which there is no evidence, and repeating unintelligible propositions about things beyond the possibilities of knowledge.
There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life.
...a man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.
If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?
Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
Veracity is the heart of morality.
Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.
There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life.

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