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Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.

OMAR N. BRADLEY

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

CHARLES KETTERING

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft.

SAM ERVIN

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

Religion and science both profess peace (and the sincerity of the professors is not being doubted), but each always turns out to have a dominant part in any war that is going or contemplated.

HOWARD NEMEROV

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.

WERNHER VON BRAUN

Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of nationality.

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.

ARTHUR M. SCHLESINGER

Science can only determine what is, but not what shall be, and beyond its realm, value judgements remain indispensable. Religion, on the other hand, is concerned only with evaluating human thought and actions; it is not qualified to speak of real facts and the relationships between them.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Science cannot resolve moral conflicts, but it can help to more accurately frame the debates about those conflicts. The Dreams of Reason, 1988

HEINZ PAGELS

Science does not know its debt to imagination.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

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

JEAN ROSTAND

Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

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 a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.

CARL SAGAN

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.

HENRI POINCARE

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

THOMAS HUXLEY

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

IMMANUEL KANT

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

THOMAS HUXLEY

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

ADAM SMITH

Science is the tool of the Western mind and with it more doors can be opened than with bare hands. It is part and parcel of our knowledge and obscures our insight only when it holds that the understanding given by it is the only kind there is.

CARL JUNG

Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know.

BERTRAND RUSSELL

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

ERWIN CHARGAFF

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.

HELEN KELLER

Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

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

WILHELM REICH

Scientists were rated as great heretics by the church, but they were truly religious men because of their faith in the orderliness of the universe.

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

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

RAY BRADBURY

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

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

BRUCE FEIRSTEIN

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

The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all. No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth. The Living of These Days, 1956

HARRY EMERSON FOSDICK

The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.

ARNOLD H. GLASOW

The First Clarke Law states, 'If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible he is almost certainly right, but if he says that it is impossible he is very probably wrong.'

ARTHUR C. CLARKE

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.

PAUL VALERY

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives, but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves; most things, in fact, are better in the morning.

LEWIS THOMAS

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

THOMAS HUXLEY

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.

SIR WILLIAM BRAGG

The intention of the Holy Ghost is to teach us how one goes to heaven, not how heaven goes.

GALILEO GALILEI

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Living Philosophies, 1931

ALBERT EINSTEIN

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

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not Eureka! (I found it!) but rather, "hmm.... that's funny...."

ISAAC ASIMOV

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

ISAAC ASIMOV

The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.

STEPHEN JAY GOULD

The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I'm talking about an organic computer - about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.

ALVIN TOFFLER

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

GERTRUDE STEIN

The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.

WALTER LIPPMANN

The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

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

ISAAC ASIMOV

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.

EDWARD TELLER

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.

MARK RUSSELL

The scientist who yields anything to theology, however slight, is yielding to ignorance and false pretenses, and as certainly as if he granted that a horse-hair put into a bottle of water will turn into a snake.

H. L. MENCKEN

The stellar universe is not so difficult of comprehension as the real actions of other people.

MARCEL PROUST

The strongest arguments prove nothing so long as the conclusions are not verified by experience. Experimental science is the queen of sciences and the goal of all speculation.

ROGER BACON

There are no shortcuts in evolution.

LOUIS D. BRANDEIS

There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.

MARIE CURIE

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

ISAAC ASIMOV

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

ISAAC ASIMOV

There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

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

There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.

EDWARD ABBEY

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

JOHN D. BARROW

Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle; wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it.

THOMAS CARLYLE

Touch a scientist and you touch a child.

RAY BRADBURY

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.

CARL JUNG

We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.

WERNHER VON BRAUN

We know from science that nothing in the universe exists as an isolated or independent entity.

MARGARET J. WHEATLEY

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

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.

JACQUES YVES COUSTEAU

When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderstanding of current, rather than intuition of future truth. In science there is never any error so gross that it won't one day, from some perspective, appear prophetic.

JEAN ROSTAND

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

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods.

LEON BATTISTA ALBERTI

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

WILSON MIZNER

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,' they really mean, 'not really.'

DAVE PARNAS

Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.

HEINRICH HEINE

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

NIELS BOHR


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