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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:583
AUTHOR:Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)
QUOTATION:Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
ATTRIBUTION:THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY, letter to Charles Kingsley, September 23, 1860.—Leonard Huxley, Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley, vol. 1, p. 235 (1900, reprinted 1979).

  See also No. 263.
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