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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Thomas Henry Huxley. (1825–1895)
 
7547
      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.
7548
      If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is a man who has so much as to be out of danger?
          Science and Culture.
7549
      Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
          The coming Age of the Origin of Species.
7550
      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.
7551
      Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.
          Animal Automatism.
7552
      Veracity is the heart of morality.
          Universities actual and ideal.
7553
      The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
          Technical Education.
 
Francis Turner Palgrave. (1824–1897)
 
7554
    Time’s corrosive dewdrop eats
  The giant warrior to a crust
  Of earth in earth and rust in rust.
          A Danish Barrow.
7555
      Let the children play
  And sit like flowers upon thy grave
  And crown with flowers,—that hardly have
A briefer blooming-tide than they.
          A Danish Barrow.
 

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