Thomas Henry HuxleyThomas Henry Huxley, (1825-1895) English biologist

Thomas Henry Huxley Quote

“What are the moral convictions most fondly held by barbarous and semi-barbarous people? They are the convictions that authority is the soundest basis of belief; that merit attaches to readiness to believe; that the doubting disposition is a bad one, and skepticism is a sin.”

Thomas Henry HuxleyThomas Henry Huxley
~ Thomas Henry Huxley

On The Advisableness of Improving Natural Knowledge,1866

Ratings and Comments

Waffler, Smith, Arkansas

This is great. Sounds like the anthem of Nazism.

Mike, Norwalk

great concept.

J carlton, Calgary

Believe what your told to believe or your not a Patriot? (kind of thing) In that case we are certainly barbarians, or maybe just "semi" barbarians. Because this suits North America to a tee....

E Archer, NYC

The very definition of democracy -- might makes right. We see this all over the place -- any one wearing a suit and tie is a perfect example. We sell out in an instant if it benefits our bank account. It just goes to show that human beings are as easily domesticated as sheep.

trinity dushon, S.F.,Ca

this is a very powerful quote that says it all in a nutshell

warren, olathe

A good thing the U.S. was founded by men that thought this way.


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