There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued.
Thomas Huxley (1825 - 1895)
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Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
Contributed by: The Grand Abbot
Veracity is the heart of morality.
Source: Universities, Actual & Ideal
Contributed by: Zaady
The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom.
Source: Science and Education, 1868.
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
Science is simply common sense at its best that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact rarely get as far as fact.
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
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