Thomas Henry Huxley Quotes



Best 15 Quotes by Thomas Henry Huxley

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

“Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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