Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Thomas Henry Huxley (182595)
I cannot say that I am in the slightest degree impressed by your bigness, or your material resources, as such. Size is not grandeur, and territory does not make a nation. The great issue, about which hangs true sublimity, and the terror of overhanging fate, is what are you going to do with all these things?
THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY, address on university education delivered at the formal opening of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, September 12, 1876.Huxley, American Addresses, p. 125 (1877).
Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey used the same words in a commencement address at the Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, Maryland, June 1967.The Washington Post, June 11, 1967, p. K3.