Famous Quotes & Sayings

Bishop Samuel Wilberforce Quotes & Sayings

Enjoy reading and share 1 famous quotes about Bishop Samuel Wilberforce with everyone.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pinterest Share on Linkedin

Top Bishop Samuel Wilberforce Quotes

Bishop Samuel Wilberforce Quotes By Thomas Henry Huxley

[Responding to the Bishop of Oxford, Samuel Wilberforce's question whether he traced his descent from an ape on his mother's or his father's side]
A man has no reason to be ashamed of having an ape for his grandfather. If there were an ancestor whom I should feel shame in recalling it would rather be a man - a man of restless and versatile intellect - who ... plunges into scientific questions with which he has no real acquaintance, only to obscure them by an aimless rhetoric, and distract the attention of his hearers from the real point at issue by eloquent digressions and skilled appeals to religious prejudice. — Thomas Henry Huxley