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 :: 1825-1895, British Biologist, Educator

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The Bible has been the Magna Carta of the poor and of the oppressed.
~ Thomas H. Huxley - [Bible]

 

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The foundation of morality is to have done, once and for all, with lying
~ Thomas H. Huxley - [Morality]

 

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The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
~ Thomas H. Huxley - [Action]

 

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The great tragedy of science is the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
~ Thomas H. Huxley - [Science and Scientists]

 

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The medieval university looked backwards; it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge.
~ Thomas H. Huxley - [Colleges and Universities]

 

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The world makes up for all its follies and injustices by being damnably sentimental.
~ Thomas H. Huxley - [Sentiment]

 

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There is no alleviation for the sufferings of mankind except veracity of thought and of action, and the resolute facing of the world as it is when the garment of make-believe by which pious hands have hidden its uglier features is stripped off.
~ Thomas H. Huxley - [Integrity]

 

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There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued.
~ Thomas H. Huxley - [Opinions]

 

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There is no sea more dangerous than the ocean of practical politics -- none in which there is more need of good pilots and of a single, unfaltering purpose when the waves rise high.
~ Thomas H. Huxley - [Politicians and Politics]

 

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There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life.
~ Thomas H. Huxley - [Failure]

 

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Time, whose tooth gnaws away at everything else, is powerless against truth.
~ Thomas H. Huxley - [Time and Time Management]

 

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Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
~ Thomas H. Huxley - [Learning]

 

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We live in a world which is full of misery and ignorance, and the plain duty of each and all of us is to try to make the little corner he can influence somewhat less miserable and somewhat less ignorant than it was before he entered it.
~ Thomas H. Huxley - [Influence]

 

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