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  • 71.
    Nothing can be more incorrect than the assumption one sometimes meets with, that physics has one method, chemistry another, and biology a third.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #8, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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  • 72.
    The scientific imagination always restrains itself within the limits of probability.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #131, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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  • 73.
    In truth, the laboratory is the forecourt of the temple of philosophy, and whoso has not offered sacrifices and undergone purification there has little chance of admission into the sanctuary.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #151, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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  • 74.
    Whatever evil voices may rage, Science, secure among the powers that are eternal, will do her work and be blessed.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #24, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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  • 75.
    Unfortunately, it is much easier to shut one's eyes to good than to evil. Pain and sorrow knock at our doors more loudly than pleasure and happiness; and the prints of their heavy footsteps are less easily effaced.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #247, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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  • 76.
    Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #321, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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  • 77.
    Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #32, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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  • 78.
    It is better for a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #315, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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  • 79.
    Misery is a match that never goes out.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #33, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
  • 80.
    The more rapidly truth is spread among mankind the better it will be for them. Only let us be sure that it is the truth.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #336, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).

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