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Quotations From THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY

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  • 1.
    No slavery can be abolished without a double emancipation, and the master will benefit by freedom more than the freed-man.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #81, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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  • 2.
    We live in a world which is full of misery and ignorance, and the plain duty of each and all of us is to try to make the little corner he can influence somewhat less miserable and somewhat less ignorant than it was when he entered it.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #13, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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  • 3.
    The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #90, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
  • 4.
    Men can intoxicate themselves with ideas as effectually as with alcohol or with bang and produce, be dint of serious thinking, mental conditions hardly distinguishable from monomania.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #133, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
  • 5.
    My experience of the world is that things left to themselves don't get right.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #125, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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  • 6.
    My belief is that no being and no society composed of human beings ever did, or ever will, come to much unless their conduct was governed and guided by the love of some ethical ideal.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #119, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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  • 7.
    Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #115, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
  • 8.
    Size is not grandeur, and territory does not make a nation.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #110, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
  • 9.
    Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #71, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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  • 10.
    There is but one right, and the possibilities of wrong are infinite.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #108, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
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