Quotations 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

32 8
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. Albert Einstein

32 10
Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. Adam Smith

30 10
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

7 0
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

38 20
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

22 8
The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions. Claude Lévi-Strauss

15 4
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

12 2
Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another. Thomas Hobbes

10 1
Scientists have odious manners, except when you prop up their theory; then you can borrow money of them. Mark Twain

10 1
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

11 3
Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. John Dewey

8 1
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

9 2
In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact rarely get as far as fact. Thomas Huxley

11 4
There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science. Louis Pasteur

10 4
Science is organized knowledge. Herbert Spencer

13 7
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. Albert Einstein

6 1
Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong. Thomas Carlyle

6 1
Science becomes dangerous only when it imagines that it has reached its goal. George Bernard Shaw

8 3
Nothing leads the scientist so astray as a premature truth. Jean Rostand

18 14
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

9 5
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

8 4
The man of science is a poor philosopher. Albert Einstein

6 2
Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science. Blaise Pascal

5 1
When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a drawing room full of dukes. W. H. Auden

5 1
Faith is a fine invention when Gentleman can see -- but microscopes are prudent in an emergency Emily Dickinson

5 1
It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians. Henrik Ibsen

14 11
Science is nothing but perception. Plato

9 6
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

6 3
Science has explained nothing; the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness. Aldous Huxley

6 3
In everything that relates to science, I am a whole Encyclopaedia behind the rest of the world. Charles Lamb

4 1
No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power. Jacob Bronowski

3 0
The pace of science forces the pace of technique. Theoretical physics forces atomic energy on us; the successful production of the fission bomb forces upon us the manufacture of the hydrogen bomb. We do not choose our problems, we do not choose our products; we are pushed, we are forced -- by what? By a system which has no purpose and goal transcending it, and which makes man its appendix. Erich Fromm

3 0
Man lives for science as well as bread. William James

3 0
In science men have discovered an activity of the very highest value in which they are no longer, as in art, dependent for progress upon the appearance of continually greater genius, for in science the successors stand upon the shoulders of their predecessors; where one man of supreme genius has invented a method, a thousand lesser men can apply it. Bertrand Russell

3 0
Science is the century-old endeavor to bring together by means of systematic thought the perceptible phenomena of this world into as thorough-going an association as possible. Albert Einstein

3 0
Science, which cuts its way through the muddy pond of daily life without mingling with it, casts its wealth to right and left, but the puny boatmen do not know how to fish for it. Alexander Herzen

3 0
Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man. Jacob Bronowski

7 5
Science is a cemetery of dead ideas. Miguel de Unamuno

7 5
Science rests on reason and experiment, and can meet an opponent with calmness; but a belief is always sensitive. James Anthony Froude

5 3
One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit. Alexander Pope

4 2
He had been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put into vials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw, inclement summers. Jonathan Swift

4 2
Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature. Paul Valéry

4 2
We have genuflected before the god of science only to find that it has given us the atomic bomb, producing fears and anxieties that science can never mitigate. Martin Luther King, Jr.

4 2
They tend to be suspicious, bristly, paranoid-type people with huge egos they push around like some elephantiasis victim with his distended testicles in a wheelbarrow terrified no doubt that some skulking ingrate of a clone student will sneak into his very brain and steal his genius work. William S. Burroughs

4 2
It is sometimes important for science to know how to forget the things she is surest of. Jean Rostand

4 2
Science is simply common sense at its best--that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic. Thomas Huxley

4 2
Science is for those who learn, poetry is for those who know. Joseph Roux

3 1
Science is but an image of the truth. Francis Bacon

3 1
If we knew all the laws of Nature, we should need only one fact, or the description of one actual phenomenon, to infer all the particular results at that point. Now we know only a few laws, and our result is vitiated, not, of course, by any confusion or irregularity in Nature, but by our ignorance of essential elements in the calculation. Our notions of law and harmony are commonly confined to those instances which we detect; but the harmony which results from a far greater number of seemingly conflicting, but really concurring, laws, which we have not detected, is still more wonderful. The particular laws are as our points of view, as, to the traveler, a mountain outline varies with every step, and it has an infinite number of profiles, though absolutely but one form. Even when cleft or bored through it is not comprehended in its entireness. Henry David Thoreau