Thomas Huxley Quotes

Below are some of the Thomas Henry Huxley Quotes about science, biology and life

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“The chess-board 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 side is hidden from us”

It is far better for a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains.”

No slavery can be abolished without a double emancipation, and the master will benefit by freedom more than the freed-man

True science and true religion are twin sisters, and the separation of either from the other is sure to prove the death of both. Science prospers exactly in proportion as it is religious; and religion flourishes in exact proportion to the scientific depth and firmness of its basis.

“For once reality and his brains came into contact and the result was fatal.”

Living things have no inertia, and tend to no equilibrium.

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

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

The great tragedy of Science – the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.”

My experience of the world is that things left to themselves dont get right.

Science has fulfilled her function when she has ascertained and enunciated truth.

What men of science want is only a fair day’s wages for more than a fair day’s work.

The question of questions for mankind—the problem which underlies all others, and is more deeply interesting than any other—is the ascertainment of the place which Man occupies in nature and of his relations to the universe of things.

Science is, I believe, nothing but trained and organised 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 so far as the guardsman’s cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.

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