Thomas Henry Huxley

A Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley on agnosticism and belief

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

Thomas Henry Huxley

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A Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley on living large

Tolerably early in life I discovered that one of the unpardonable sins, in the eyes of most people, is for a man to presume to go about unlabelled.  The world regards such a person as the police do an unmuzzled dog, not
under proper control.

Thomas Henry Huxley

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A Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley on education, beauty, youth, knowledge, and passion

That man(and woman), has had a liberal education who has been so trained in youth that his(or her) body is the ready servant of his(or her) will, and does with ease and pleasure all the work that, as a mechanism, it is capable of;  whose intellect is a clear, cold, logic engine, with all its parts of equal strength, and in smooth working order; ready, like a steam engine, to be turned to any kind of work, and spin the gossamers as well as forge the anchors of the mind; whose mind is stored with a knowledge of the great and fundamental truths of Nature and of the laws of her operations; one who, no stunted ascetic, is full of life and fire but whose passions are trained to come to heel by a vigorous will, the servant of a tender conscience; who has learned to love all beauty, whether of Nature or of art, to hate all vileness, and to respect others as himself.

Thomas Henry Huxley

Source: Julian Huxley, "Education and Humanism"

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