Thomas Henry Huxley

(1825-1895 / Ealing, London)

Thomas Henry Huxley Quotes

  • ''Though under-instruction is a bad thing, it is not impossible that over-instruction may be worse.''
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #332, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
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  • ''The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect.''
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #335, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
  • ''The more rapidly truth is spread among mankind the better it will be for them. Only let us be sure that it is the truth.''
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #336, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
  • ''Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty, and self- respect, are the qualities which make a real gentleman, or lady, as distinguished from the veneered article which commonly goes by that name.''
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #34, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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