Quotes by Thomas Huxley

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
– Thomas Huxley
Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth.
– Thomas Huxley
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.
– Thomas Huxley
The struggle for existence holds as much in the intellectual as in the physical world. A theory is a species of thinking, and its right to exist is coextensive with its power of resisting extinction by its rivals.
– Thomas Huxley
The scientific imagination always restrains itself within the limits of probability.
– Thomas Huxley
The only freedom I care about is the freedom to do right the freedom to do wrong I am ready to part with on the cheapest terms to anyone who will take it of me.
– Thomas Huxley
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 Huxley
The man of science has learned to believe in justification, not by faith, but by verification.
– Thomas Huxley
The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties blind faith the one unpardonable sin.
– Thomas Huxley
The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect.
– Thomas Huxley
The best men of the best epochs are simply those who make the fewest blunders and commit the fewest sins.
– Thomas Huxley
Teach a child what is wise, that is morality. Teach him what is wise and beautiful, that is religion!
– Thomas Huxley
Science reckons many prophets, but there is not even a promise of a Messiah.
– Thomas Huxley
Science has fulfilled her function when she has ascertained and enunciated truth.
– Thomas Huxley
Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.
– Thomas Huxley
Science and literature are not two things, but two sides of one thing.
– Thomas Huxley
Proclaim human equality as loudly as you like, Witless will serve his brother.
– Thomas Huxley
Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
– Thomas Huxley
Of moral purpose I see no trace in Nature. That is an article of exclusively human manufacture and very much to our credit.
– Thomas Huxley
No slavery can be abolished without a double emancipation, and the master will benefit by freedom more than the freed-man.
– Thomas Huxley