Thomas Huxley Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old thomas huxley quotes, thomas huxley sayings, and thomas huxley proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Friendship involves many things but, above all the power of going outside oneself and appreciating what is noble and loving in another.     

Thomas Huxley

Science is simply common sense at its best.     

Thomas Huxley

The man of science has learned to believe in justification, not by faith, but by verification.     

Thomas Huxley

Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.     

Thomas Huxley

Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.     

Thomas Huxley

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.     

Thomas Huxley

The scientific imagination always restrains itself within the limits of probability.     

Thomas Huxley

In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact rarely get as far as fact.     

Thomas Huxley

Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.     

Thomas Huxley

That mysterious independent variable of political calculation, Public Opinion.     

Thomas Huxley

The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land, to add something to the extent and the solidity of our possessions.      

Thomas Huxley

Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.      

Thomas Huxley

There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued.     

Thomas Huxley

A world of facts lies outside and beyond the world of words.     

Thomas Huxley

Life is too short to occupy oneself with the slaying of the slain more than once.     

Thomas Huxley

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.     

Thomas Huxley

There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life.     

Thomas Huxley

The medieval university looked backwards; it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge.     

Thomas Huxley

'Infidel' is a term of reproach, which Christians and Mohammedans, in their modesty, agree to apply to those who differ from them.     

Thomas Huxley

The dogma of the infallibility of the Bible is no more self-evident than is that of the infallibility of the popes.     

Thomas Huxley

The child who has been taught to make an accurate elevation, plan, and section of a pint pot has had an admirable training in accuracy of eye and hand.     

Thomas Huxley

Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.     

Thomas Huxley

Size is not grandeur, and territory does not make a nation.     

Thomas Huxley