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The Best Quotes About Science And Scientists 

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A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be. Albert Einstein
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Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. Adam Smith
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The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. Albert Einstein
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I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. Isaac Newton
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There are two kinds of truth; the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is art. Without art science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber. Without science art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery. Raymond Chandler
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The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions. Claude Lévi-Strauss
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Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another. Thomas Hobbes
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Whether a person shows themselves to be a genius in science or in writing a song, the only point is, whether the thought, the discovery, or the deed, is living and can live on. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. John Dewey
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Well: what we gain by science is, after all, sadness, as the Preacher saith. The more we know of the laws and nature of the Universe the more ghastly a business we perceive it all to be -- and the non-necessity of it. Thomas Hardy
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In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact rarely get as far as fact. Thomas Huxley
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Scientists have odious manners, except when you prop up their theory; then you can borrow money of them. Mark Twain
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Science is the only truth and it is the great lie. It knows nothing, and people think it knows everything. It is misrepresented. People think that science is electricity, automobilism, and dirigible balloons. It is something very different. It is life devouring itself. It is the sensibility transformed into intelligence. It is the need to know stifling the need to live. It is the genius of knowledge vivisecting the vital genius. Remy de Gourmont
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Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking and observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science Albert Einstein
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There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science. Louis Pasteur
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Science is organized knowledge. Herbert Spencer
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Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. Albert Einstein
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Science in the modern world has many uses; its chief use, however, is to provide long words to cover the errors of the rich. G. K. Chesterton
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Science is nothing but perception. Plato
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Science becomes dangerous only when it imagines that it has reached its goal. George Bernard Shaw
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The man of science is a poor philosopher. Albert Einstein
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Nothing leads the scientist so astray as a premature truth. Jean Rostand
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Science has nothing to be ashamed of even in the ruins of Nagasaki. The shame is theirs who appeal to other values than the human imaginative values which science has evolved. Jacob Bronowski
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From man or angel the great Architect did wisely to conceal, and not divulge his secrets to be scanned by them who ought rather admire; or if they list to try conjecture, he his fabric of the heavens left to their disputes, perhaps to move his laughter at their quaint opinions wide hereafter, when they come to model heaven calculate the stars, how they will wield the mighty frame, how build, unbuild, contrive to save appearances, how gird the sphere with centric and eccentric scribbled o'er, and epicycle, orb in orb. John Milton
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Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong. Thomas Carlyle