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I protest that if some great Power would agree to make me always think what is true and do what is right, on condition of being turned into a sort of clock and would up every morning before I got out of bed, I should instantly close with the offer.
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I take it that the good of mankind means the attainment, by every man, of all the happiness which he can enjoy without diminishing the happiness of his fellow men.
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I took thought, and invented what I conceived to be the appropriate title of 'agnostic'.
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In science, as in art, and, as I believe, in every other sphere of human activity, there may be wisdom in a multitude of counsellors, but it is only in one or two of them.
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In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact rarely get as far as fact.
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It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.
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It is the customary fate of new truths, to begin as heresies, and to end as superstitions.
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Learn what is true, in order to do what is right, is the summing up of the whole duty of man, for all who are unable to satisfy their mental hunger with the east wind of authority.
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Misery is a match that never goes out.
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My business is to teach my aspirations to confirm themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.
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My experience of the world is that things left to themselves don't get right.
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No delusion is greater than the notion that method and industry can make up for lack of mother-wit, either in science or in practical life.
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Nothing can be more incorrect than the assumption one sometimes meets with, that physics has one method, chemistry another, and biology a third.
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Of moral purpose I see no trace in Nature. That is an article of exclusively human manufacture and very much to our credit.
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Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
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Proclaim human equality as loudly as you like, Witless will serve his brother.
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Science and literature are not two things, but two sides of one thing.
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Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.
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Science has fulfilled her function when she has ascertained and enunciated truth.
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Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
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Size is not grandeur, and territory does not make a nation.
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Surely there is a time to submit to guidance and a time to take one's own way at all hazards.
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Teach a child what is wise, that is morality. Teach him what is wise and beautiful, that is religion!
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The best men of the best epochs are simply those who make the fewest blunders and commit the fewest sins.
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The Bible has been the Magna Carta of the poor and of the oppressed.
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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.
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The doctrine that all men are, in any sense, or have been, at any time, free and equal, is an utterly baseless fiction.
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The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect.
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The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
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The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties; blind faith the one unpardonable sin.
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