Thomas Huxley Quotes

Science is simply common sense at its best.

Thomas Huxley

A world of facts lies outside and beyond the world of words.

Thomas Huxley

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact.

Thomas Huxley

The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties; blind faith the one unpardonable sin.

Thomas Huxley

My business is to teach my aspirations to confirm themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.

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 great tragedy of science--the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.

Thomas Huxley
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