"I protest that if some great Power would agree to make me always think what is true and do what is right, on condition of being turned into a sort of clock and would up every morning before I got out of bed, I should instantly close with the offer."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Thomas Huxley on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Thomas Huxley on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Thomas Huxley on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Thomas Huxley on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Thomas Huxley on Winston Churchill
"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."