Born: May 24, 1825
Birthplace: Ealing, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 29, 1895
Profile: Best known for his famous debate with Samuel Wilberforce in 1860. Advocated Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
Number of Quotes: 4
I am too much of a sceptic to deny the possibility of anything.
Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.
The chess board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient. But we also know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.
Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.