There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued.
Thomas Huxley (1825 - 1895)
Contributed by: PiALOGUE
Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
Contributed by: The Grand Abbot
Let us have "sweet girl graduates" by all means. They will be none the less sweet for a little wisdom; and the "golden hair" will not curl less gracefully outside the head by reason of there being brains within.
Source: Emancipation—Black and White, 1865
Contributed by: Zaady
Veracity is the heart of morality.
Source: Universities, Actual & Ideal
The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom.
Source: Science and Education, 1868.
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.
Source: "On the Advisableness of Improving Natural Knowledge" in "Collected Essays," vol. 1, 1893.
It is not who is right, but what is right, that is important.
Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight in cleverness.
Source: "On Medical Education," address, 1870, University College, London, in Collected Essays, vol.3, 1893
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.
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