Thomas Huxley

Thomas Huxley – The only medicine for suffering…


“The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box.”
-Thomas Huxley

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Thomas Huxley – My business is to teach…


“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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Thomas Huxley – Freedom and order are not…


“Freedom and order are not incompatible… truth is strength… free discussion is the very life of truth.”
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Thomas Huxley – I take it that the…


“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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Thomas Huxley – Science is nothing, but trained…


“Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense.”
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Thomas Huxley – Of moral purpose I see…


“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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Thomas Huxley – The great thing in the…


“The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect.”
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Thomas Huxley – There is no sea more…


“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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Thomas Huxley – The chess-board is the…


“The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us.”
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