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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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Thomas Henry Huxley. (1825–1895)
      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.
      If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is a man who has so much as to be out of danger?
          Science and Culture.
      Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
          The coming Age of the Origin of Species.
      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.
      Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.
          Animal Automatism.
      Veracity is the heart of morality.
          Universities actual and ideal.
      The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
          Technical Education.
Francis Turner Palgrave. (1824–1897)
    Time’s corrosive dewdrop eats
  The giant warrior to a crust
  Of earth in earth and rust in rust.
          A Danish Barrow.
      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.