Thomas Huxley Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Thomas Huxley quotes, Thomas Huxley sayings, and Thomas Huxley proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Friendship involves many things but, above all the power of going outside oneself and appreciating what is noble and loving in another. Thomas Huxley
Science is simply common sense at its best. Thomas Huxley
The man of science has learned to believe in justification, not by faith, but by verification. Thomas Huxley
Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness. Thomas Huxley
Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness. Thomas Huxley
No delusion is greater than the notion that method and industry can make up for lack of mother-wit, either in science or in practical life. Thomas Huxley
The scientific imagination always restrains itself within the limits of probability. Thomas Huxley
In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact rarely get as far as fact. Thomas Huxley
Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men. Thomas Huxley
That mysterious independent variable of political calculation, Public Opinion. Thomas Huxley
The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land, to add something to the extent and the solidity of our possessions. Thomas Huxley
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing. Thomas Huxley
There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued. Thomas Huxley
A world of facts lies outside and beyond the world of words. Thomas Huxley
Life is too short to occupy oneself with the slaying of the slain more than once. Thomas Huxley
The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. Thomas Huxley
There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life. Thomas Huxley
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. Thomas Huxley
'Infidel' is a term of reproach, which Christians and Mohammedans, in their modesty, agree to apply to those who differ from them. Thomas Huxley
The dogma of the infallibility of the Bible is no more self-evident than is that of the infallibility of the popes. Thomas Huxley
The child who has been taught to make an accurate elevation, plan, and section of a pint pot has had an admirable training in accuracy of eye and hand. Thomas Huxley
Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation. Thomas Huxley
Size is not grandeur, and territory does not make a nation. Thomas Huxley
Truly it has been said, that to a clear eye the smallest fact is a window through which the infinite may be seen. Thomas Huxley
Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation. Thomas Huxley
Science is organized common sense where many beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact. Thomas Huxley
The chessboard 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 sideis hidden from us. Thomas Huxley
It is not to be forgotten that what we call rational grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts. Thomas Huxley
If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger? Thomas Huxley