"There is no sea more dangerous than the ocean of practical politics none in which there is more need of good pilotage and of a single, unfaltering purpose when the waves rise high."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Thomas Huxley on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Thomas Huxley on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Thomas Huxley on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Thomas Huxley on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Thomas Huxley on Joseph Stalin
"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."