104 Total Quotes

Thomas Huxley Quotes

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
Thomas Huxley
#English Clergyman #Fire

The great tragedy of Science: the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact
Thomas Huxley
#Science

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.
Thomas Huxley
#English Scientist #Chess

The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box.
Thomas Huxley
#English Scientist

Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
Thomas Huxley
#English Scientist #Cleverness

Learn what is true in order to do what is right.
Thomas Huxley
#Learning #English Scientist

The deepest sin of the human mind is to believe things without evidence
Thomas Huxley
#Mind

Science is simply common sense at its best - that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic
Thomas Huxley
#Common Sense

The doctrine that all men are, in any sense, or have been, at any time, free and equal, is an utterly baseless fiction
Thomas Huxley
#Doctrine

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.
Thomas Huxley
#Body

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact.
Thomas Huxley
#English Scientist #Common Sense

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
Thomas Huxley
#Common Sense

Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense.
Thomas Huxley
#English Scientist #Common Sense

"Learn what is true in order to do what is right" is the summing up of the whole duty of man
Thomas Huxley
#Duty

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 Huxley
#Education

Freedom and order are not incompatible... truth is strength... free discussion is the very life of truth.
Thomas Huxley
#Freedom #English Scientist

There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life.
Thomas Huxley
#Failure #English Scientist

Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Huxley
#Nature

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
Thomas Huxley
#Knowledge #English Scientist

If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?
Thomas Huxley
#Knowledge #English Scientist