Good Science quotes: Best famous quotes about Science

Good Science quotes: Best famous quotes about Science

You cannot feed the hungry on statistics. – Heinrich Heine

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

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

I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions – adding that no general proposition is worth a damn. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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

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

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

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

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 G. Jung

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

I look forward to the day when a mongolian idiot, treated biochemically, becomes a successful geneticist. – Jerome Lejeune

Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution. – Jay Leno

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

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

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess. – Margaret Mead

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

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

A satellite has no conscience. – Edward R. Murrow

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

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

Happiness hates the timid! So does science! – Eugene O’Neill

Whenever anyone says, ‘theoretically,’ they really mean, ‘not really.’ – Dave Parnas

That theory is worthless. It isn’t even wrong! – Wolfgang Pauli

Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly. – Linus Pauling

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

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

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. – Max Planck

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

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

If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready. The first one, too, was made out of chaos. – Robert Quillen

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

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

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

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

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

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

Surgery is the red flower that blooms among the leaves and thorns that are the rest of medicine. – Richard Selzer

Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character. – George Bernard Shaw

Science never solves a problem without creating ten more. – George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

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

A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective. – Edward Teller

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 uniformity of earth’s life, more astonishing than its diversity, is accountable by the high probability that we derived, originally, from some single cell, fertilized in a bolt of lightning as the earth cooled. – Lewis Thomas

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 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 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

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

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

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

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