Books by Thomas Henry Huxley

Quotes by Thomas Henry Huxley
Science ... commits suicide when it adopts a creed.
Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.
Extinguished theologians lie about the cradle of every science as the strangled snakes beside that of Hercules.
Size is not grandeur, and territory does not make a nation.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.
M. Comte's philosophy, in practice, might be compendiously described as Catholicism ''minus'' Christianity.
The foundation of morality is to have done‚ once and for all‚ with lying'; to give up pretending to believe that for which there is no evidence‚ and repeating unintelligible propositions about things beyond the possibilities of knowledge.
Life is too short to occupy oneself with the slaying of the slain more than once.
The great tragedy of Science — the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
The doctrine that all men are, in any sense, or have been, at any time, free and equal, is an utterly baseless fiction.
Becky Sharp's acute remark that it is not difficult to be virtuous on ten thousand a year, has its application to nations; and it is futile to expect a hungry and squalid population to be anything but violent and gross.
That mysterious independent variable of political calculation, Public Opinion.
The man who is all morality and intellect‚ although he may be good and even great‚ is‚ after all‚ only half a man.
I do not advocate burning your ship to get rid of the cockroaches.
Let us have 'sweet girl graduates' by all means. They will be none the less sweet for a little wisdom; and the 'golden hair' will not curl less gracefully outside the head by reason of there being brains within.
To a person uninstructed in natural history, his country or seaside stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art, nine-tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall.
I am too much of a sceptic to deny the possibility of anything — especially as I am now so much occupied with theology — but I don't see my way to your conclusion.
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