Thomas Huxley Quotes

The strongest man in the world is the man who stands alone.

~ Thomas Huxley

I am too much of a skeptic to deny the possibility of anything.

~ Thomas Huxley

It is an error to imagine that evolution signifies a constant tendency to increased perfection. That process undoubtedly involves a constant remodelling of the organism in adaptation to new conditions but it depends on the nature of those conditions whether the directions of the modifications effected shall be upward or downward.

~ Thomas Huxley

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.

~ Thomas Huxley

Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.

~ Thomas Huxley

There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued.

~ Thomas Huxley

Agnosticism simply means that a man shall not say he knows or believes that for which he has no grounds for professing to believe.

~ Thomas Huxley

Only one absolute certainty is possible to man, namely that at any given moment the feeling which he has exists.

~ Thomas Huxley

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

~ Thomas Huxley

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

~ Thomas Huxley

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