Quotes by Thomas Henry Huxley, 1825 – 1895

“Sit down before fact like a little child, and be prepared to give up every preconceived notion. Follow humbly to wherever or whatever abyss Nature leads or you shall learn nothing.”

“Surely there is a time to submit to guidance and a time to take one’s own way at all hazards.”

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

“There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life.”

“Freedom and order are not incompatible… truth is strength… free discussion is the very life of truth.”

“Learn what is true in order to do what is right.”

“The great thing in the world is not so much to seek happiness as to earn peace and self-respect.”

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