John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
Thomas Henry Huxley. (18251895)
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 wound up every morning before I got out of bed, I should instantly close with the offer.
Materialism and Idealism. 2
If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is a man who has so much as to be out of danger?
Science and Culture. 3
Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
The coming Age of the Origin of Species. 4
It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
The coming Age of the Origin of Species. 5
Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.
Animal Automatism. 6
Veracity is the heart of morality.
Universities actual and ideal. 7
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.