Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley

English biologist

Lived from: 1825-1895

Category: Science

Quotes: Thomas Henry Huxley

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    All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.
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    Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
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    The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
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    The great tragedy of science is the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
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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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    A world of facts lies outside and beyond the world of words.
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    Books are the money of Literature, but only the counters of Science.
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    Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
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    The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand on an island in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land.
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    Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
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    Fact I know; and Law I know; but what is this Necessity, save an empty shadow of my own mind's throwing?
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    If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?
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    In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact rarely get as far as fact.
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    It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body.
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    It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.
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