Quotation by Thomas Henry Huxley

The science, the art, the jurisprudence, the chief political and social theories, of the modern world have grown out of Greece and Rome—not by favor of, but in the teeth of, the fundamental teachings of early Christianity, to which science, art, and any serious occupation with the things of this world were alike despicable.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #146, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
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