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Quotations From THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY

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  • 61.
    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.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. From Reflection #122, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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  • 62.
    Science reckons many prophets, but there is not even a promise of a Messiah.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #378, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
  • 63.
    Proclaim human equality as loudly as you like, Witless will serve his brother.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #40, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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  • 64.
    A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #107, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
  • 65.
    Books are the money of literature, but only the counters of Science.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #102, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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  • 66.
    History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #67, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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  • 67.
    Orthodoxy is the Bourbon of the world of thought. It learns not, neither can it forget.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #57, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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  • 68.
    Ecclesiasticism in science is only unfaithfulness to truth.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #65, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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  • 69.
    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.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #7, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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  • 70.
    Fact I know; and Law I know; but what is this Necessity, save an empty shadow of my own mind's throwing?
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #12, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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