"Freedom and order are not incompatible... truth is strength... free discussion is the very life of truth."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Thomas Huxley on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Thomas Huxley on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Thomas Huxley on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Thomas Huxley on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Thomas Huxley on Ernest Hemingway
"In science, as in art, and, as I believe, in every other sphere of human activity, there may be wisdom in a multitude of counsellors, but it is only in one or two of them."
"Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic."
"The best men of the best epochs are simply those who make the fewest blunders and commit the fewest sins."
"My business is to teach my aspirations to confirm themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations."
"It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body."