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THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY
English scientist
(1825 - 1895)
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The great end of life is not knowledge, but action.
      - [Action]

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.
      - [Growth]

The thief and the murderer follow nature just as much as the philanthropist.
      - [Nature]

The world is neither wise nor just, but it takes up for its folly and injustice by being damnably sentimental.
      - in a letter to Tyndall
        [Life : Sentimentality]

The world makes up for all its follies and injustices by being damnably sentimental.
      - [Sentimentality]

Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth.
      - [Truth]

To a person uninstructed in natural history, his country or sea-side stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art, nine-tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall.
      - [Untrained]

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
      - [Learning]

If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?
      - Collected Essays (vol. 3) [Knowledge]

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.
      - Liberal Education,
        in "Science and Education" [Life]


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