John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
Thomas Henry Huxley. (18251895) 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.
Francis Turner Palgrave. (18241897) 7554
Times 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.