Thomas Henry Huxley quotes

Who is Thomas Henry Huxley?

Thomas Henry Huxley was an English biologist and anthropologist specialising in comparative anatomy. He is known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his advocacy of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

Thomas Henry Huxley quotes

“And you very soon find out, if you have not found it out before, that patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.”

Thomas Henry Huxley

“God give me strength to face a fact though it slay me.”

Thomas Henry Huxley

“I'd rather have an ape for an ancestor than a bishop.”

Thomas Henry Huxley

“It is far better for a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains.”

Thomas Henry Huxley

“It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.”

Thomas Henry Huxley

“Not far from the invention of fire we must rank the invention of doubt.”

Thomas Henry Huxley

“Of the few innocent pleasures left to men past middle life, the jamming of common sense down the throats of fools is perhaps the keenest.”

Thomas Henry Huxley

“Perhaps the most valuable result of all 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. It is the first lesson that ought to be learned and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.”

Thomas Henry Huxley

“Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.”

Thomas Henry Huxley

“The doctrine that all men are, in any sense, or have been, at any time, free and equal, is an utterly baseless fiction.”

Thomas Henry Huxley

“The man of science has learned to believe in justification, not by faith, but by verification.”

Thomas Henry Huxley

“The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon.”

Thomas Henry Huxley

“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity.”

Thomas Henry Huxley

“There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life.”

Thomas Henry Huxley

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.”

Thomas Henry Huxley