Thomas Henry Huxley quote about knowledge from The Advance of Science in the Last Half-Century - The great steps in its progress have been made, are made, and will be made, by men who seek knowledge simply because they crave for it.
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The great steps in its progress have been made, are made, and will be made, by men who seek knowledge simply because they crave for it.
 Thomas Henry Huxley, The Advance of Science in the Last Half-Century (1887). copy citation

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“Nevertheless, that which is true of the infancy of physical science in the Greek world, that which is true of its adolescence in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, remains true of its riper age in these latter days of the nineteenth century. The great steps in its progress have been made, are made, and will be made, by men who seek knowledge simply because they crave for it. They have their weaknesses, their follies, their vanities, and their rivalries, like the rest of the world; but whatever by-ends may mar their dignity and impede their usefulness, this chief end redeems them.[” source

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