"My experience of the world is that things left to themselves don't get right."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Thomas Huxley on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Thomas Huxley on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Thomas Huxley on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Thomas Huxley on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Thomas Huxley on Mark Twain
"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."