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The man of science has learned to believe in justification, not by faith, but by verification.
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The medieval university looked backwards; it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge.
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The most considerable difference I note among men is not in their readiness to fall into error, but in their readiness to acknowledge these inevitable lapses.
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The only freedom I care about is the freedom to do right; the freedom to do wrong I am ready to part with on the cheapest terms to anyone who will take it of me.
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The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom.
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The only question which any wise man can ask himself, and which any honest man will ask himself, is whether a doctrine is true or false.
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The results of political changes are hardly ever those which their friends hope or their foes fear.
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The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.
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The scientific spirit is of more value than its products, and irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
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The struggle for existence holds as much in the intellectual as in the physical world. A theory is a species of thinking, and its right to exist is coextensive with its power of resisting extinction by its rivals.
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The ultimate court of appeal is observation and experiment... not authority.
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The world is neither wise nor just, but it makes up for all its folly and injustice by being damnably sentimental.
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The world makes up for all its follies and injustices by being damnably sentimental.
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There is no sea more dangerous than the ocean of practical politics none in which there is more need of good pilotage and of a single, unfaltering purpose when the waves rise high.
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