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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Huxley
 
  A drop of water is as powerful as a thunder-bolt.  1
  Common sense is science exactly so far as it fulfils the ideal of common sense; that is, sees facts as they are, or at any rate without the distortion of prejudice, and reasons from them in accordance with the dictates of sound judgment.  2
  Give unqualified assent to no propositions but those the truth of which is so clear and distinct that they cannot be doubted. The enunciation of this first great commandment of science consecrated doubt.  3
  Science is simply common sense at its best—that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.  4
  Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom-box.  5
  The birth of science was the death of superstition.  6
  Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth; and the lapse of more than two thousand years has not weakened the force of these wise words.  7
 
 
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