Thomas Henry Huxley Quotes

If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. From Reflection #114, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
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 Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. From Reflection #122, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
Science reckons many prophets, but there is not even a promise of a Messiah.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #378, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
That which endures is not one or another association of living forms, but the process of which the cosmos is the product, and of which these are among the transitory expressions.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. From Reflection #228, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
As a natural process, of the same character as the development of a tree from its seed, or of a fowl from its egg, evolution excludes creation and all other kinds of supernatural intervention.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. From Reflection #229, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
It is one of the most saddening things in life that, try as we may, we can never be certain of making people happy, whereas we can almost always be certain of making them unhappy.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #384, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
The man of science has learned to believe in justification, not by faith, but by verification.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #4, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), British biologist. letter, Sept. 23, 1860, to Charles Kingsley. Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley, vol. 1, Leonard Huxley (1900).
Proclaim human equality as loudly as you like, Witless will serve his brother.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #40, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organisation upon the natural organisation of the body.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), British biologist. Collected Essays (1893). "On Descartes' 'Discourse Touching The Method Of Using One's Reason Rightly And Of Seeking Scientific Truth'," vol. 1 (1870).