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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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Good Religion quotes: Best famous quotes about Religion

Good Religion quotes: Best famous quotes about Religion

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear. – Thomas Jefferson

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui. – Helen Keller

It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears. – Helen Keller

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. – Soren Kierkegaard

The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance… logic can be happily tossed out the window. – Stephen King

There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave. – Louis Kronenberger

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. – Dalai Lama

You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. – Anne Lamott

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. – C. S. Lewis

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. – C. S. Lewis

The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs. – Bill Maher

Jim Bakker spells his name with two k’s because three would be too obvious. – Bill Maher

We must respect the other fellow’s religion,but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. – H. L. Mencken

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry. – H. L. Mencken

Born again?! No, I’m not. Excuse me for getting it right the first time. – Dennis Miller

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat. – John Morley

The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known. – Blaise Pascal

I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours. – Stephen Roberts

The Bible is literature, not dogma. – George Santayana

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means. – George Bernard Shaw

Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn’t! – George Bernard Shaw

When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out. – Frank Sinatra

Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

If I had been the Virgin Mary, I would have said “No.” – Margaret Smith

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. – Jonathan Swift

Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads one inevitably to the consideration of problems which are no longer psychological but spiritual. – Paul Tournier

When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said “Let us pray.” We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land. – Desmond Tutu

God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through. – Paul Valery

Spiritual progress is like detoxification. Things have to come up in order to be released. Once we have asked to be healed, then our unhealed places are forced to the surface. – Marianne Williamson

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Good quotes about Religion: Some of the best great quotes about Religion

Good quotes about Religion: Some of the best great quotes about Religion

He hoped and prayed that there wasn’t an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn’t an afterlife. – Douglas Adams

Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? – Douglas Adams

Creationists make it sound as though a ‘theory’ is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night. – Isaac Asimov

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love. – Henry Ward Beecher

If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. – Napoleon Bonaparte

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses. – Lenny Bruce

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation. – Edmund Burke

The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself. – Richard Burton

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as if there isn’t and die to find out there is. – Albert Camus

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

I don’t believe in God but I’m very interested in her. – Arthur C. Clarke

Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but live for it. – Charles Caleb Colton

Eskimo: “If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?” Priest: “No, not if you did not know.” Eskimo: “Then why did you tell me?” – Annie Dillard

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs. – Frederick Douglass

Morality is of the highest importance – but for us, not for God. – Albert Einstein

A good sermon is an engineering operation by which a chasm is bridged so that the spiritual goods on one side – the ‘unsearchable riches of Christ’ – are actually transported into personal lives upon the other. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. – Galileo Galilei

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. – Mohandas Gandhi

Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There’s a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning. – Bill Gates

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. – Kahlil Gibran

Cast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife. – Kahlil Gibran

If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul. – Kahlil Gibran

Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand. – Frederick the Great

If we are going to teach creation science as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction. – Judith Hayes

The biblical account of Noah’s Ark and the Flood is perhaps the most implausible story for fundamentalists to defend. Where, for example, while loading his ark, did Noah find penguins and polar bears in Palestine? – Judith Hayes

One man’s theology is another man’s belly laugh. – Robert A. Heinlein

Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn’t there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything. – Robert A. Heinlein

We are punished by our sins, not for them. – Elbert Hubbard

If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane. – Robert Green Ingersoll

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