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Inspirational Quotes about Science

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Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

Related topics: Wisdom Simplicity Simple

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed,
scolded and beamed at the world.
- Jane Howard

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science
gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
- Isaac Asimov

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

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The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful
hypothesis by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
- John Dewey

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
- Adam Smith


 

Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
- Jean Rostand

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
- Carl Sagan

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific
work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to
the gates of the temple of science are written the words:
'Ye must have faith.'
- Max Planck

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods;
and that is,
the sincere desire to find out the truth,
whatever it may be.
- Charles Pierce

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
- Edward Teller

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

Science is simply common sense at its best,
that is, rigidly accurate in observation,
and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Huxley

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The grand aim of all science is to cover
the greatest number of empirical facts
by logical deduction from
the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
- Albert Einstein

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber,
if he has common sense on the ground floor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question
"How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"
- Erwin Chargaff

In all science, error precedes the truth,
and it is better it should go first than last.
- Hugh Walpole

Science merely quantifies and documents
the relationships among miracles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Science and technology revolutionize our lives,
but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

There is a single light of science, and to brighten
it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
- Isaac Asimov

The nineteenth century believed in science but the
twentieth century does not.
- Gertrude Stein

I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.
- E. B. White

We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.
- Wernher von Braun

There are no shortcuts in evolution.
- Louis D. Brandeis

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
- Alan Perlis

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion,
give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn
up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.
- James D. Watson

When I find myself in the company of scientists,
I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake
into a room full of dukes.
- W. H. Auden

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things
to worry about from Science,
along with behaviour control, genetic engineering,
transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained
growth of plastic flowers.
- Lewis Thomas

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.
- George William Curtis

I am not a scientist.
I am, rather, an impresario of scientists.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
- Niels Bohr

There was no "before" the beginning of our universe,
because once upon a time there was no time.
- John D. Barrow

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease.
What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
- Ashley Montagu

For NASA, space is still a high priority.
- Dan Quayle

When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism;
but when you take it from many writers,
it's research.
- Wilson Mizner

The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
- Arnold H. Glasow

I believe in general in a dualism between facts and
the ideas of those facts in human heads.
- George Santayana

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount
of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
- Henry B. Adams

Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft.
- Sam Ervin

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction
because of the variety of factors in operation,
not because of any lack of order in nature.
- Albert Einstein

Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
- Wilhelm Reich

Most people say that is it is the intellect
which makes a great scientist.
They are wrong: it is character.
- Albert Einstein

Sadly, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal
in this country and has been going on at universities
and research facilities for years.
- Mike Pence

Leave the atom alone.
- E. Y. Harburg

It will free man from the remaining chains,
the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
- Wernher von Braun

Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically
into three major categories;
those that don't work,
those that break down and those that get lost.
- Russell Baker

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery,
and you lose for certain; and the greater the number
of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
- Adam Smith

People think of the inventor as a screwball,
but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
- Charles Kettering

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is,
of course, living in a state of sin.
- John von Neumann

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light,
they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
- Howard Nemerov

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
- Wernher von Braun

Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed
to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent.
- Donella Meadows

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability
to investigate systematically and truly all that comes
under thy observation in life.
- Marcus Aurelius

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance -
the idea that anything is possible.
- Ray Bradbury

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist
to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast.
It keeps him young.
- Konrad Lorenz

From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon.
It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.
- Tom Hanks

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
- Bruce Feirstein

Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover
things that can be used for good.
- John Charles Polanyi

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;
a single experiment can prove me wrong.
- Albert Einstein

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Each problem that I solved became a rule,
which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes


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