Quotation by Thomas Henry Huxley

You may read any quantity of books, and you may almost as ignorant as you were at starting, if you don't have, at the back of your minds, the change for words in definite images which can only be acquired through the operation of your observing faculties on the phenomena of nature.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #113, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
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