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"

Contributed by: Randy