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The Best Quotes About Science And Scientists

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

    Albert Einstein
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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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    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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    A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.

    Albert Einstein
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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 organized knowledge.

    Herbert Spencer
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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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    There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science.

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

    Adam Smith
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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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    The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

    Albert Einstein
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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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    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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    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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    Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong.

    Thomas Carlyle
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    Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.

    Miguel de Unamuno
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    Science is nothing but perception.

    Plato
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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 has explained nothing; the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness.

    Aldous Huxley