T H Huxley Quotes

A man’s worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes. T H Huxley

If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger? T H Huxley

The great tragedy of science, the slaying of a beautiful theory by an ugly fact. T H Huxley

The great end of life is not knowledge, but action. What men need is as much knowledge as they can organise for action; give them more and it may become injurious. Some men are heavy and stupid from undigested learning. T H Huxley

Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed. T H Huxley

It is not who is right, but what is right, that is important. T H Huxley

Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight in cleverness. T H Huxley

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority. T H Huxley

The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect. T H Huxley

Missionaries, whether of philosophy or religion, rarely make rapid way, unless their preachings fall in with the prepossessions of the multitude of shallow thinkers, or can be made to serve as a stalking-horse for the promotion of the practical aims of the still larger multitude, who do not profess to think much, but are quite certain they want a great deal. T H Huxley

I am not afraid of the priests in the long-run. Scientific method is the white ant which will slowly but surely destroy their fortifications. T H Huxley

No slavery can be abolished without a double emancipation, and the master will benefit by freedom more than the freed-man. T H Huxley