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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 quotes about Science: Some of the best great quotes about Science

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

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts. – Henry B. Adams

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods. – Leon Battista Alberti

The dedicated physician is constantly striving for a balance between personal, human values, scientific realities and the inevitabilities of God’s will. – David Allman

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. – Archimedes

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway. – Mary Kay Ash

There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere. – Isaac Asimov

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. – Isaac Asimov

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…’ – Isaac Asimov

When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes. – W. H. Auden

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life. – Marcus Aurelius

If a man’s wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics. – Francis Bacon

Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don’t work, those that break down and those that get lost. – Russell Baker

There was no “before” the beginning of our universe, because once upon a time there was no time. – John D. Barrow

Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true. – Niels Bohr

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field. – Niels Bohr

I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for. – James H. Boren

Touch a scientist and you touch a child. – Ray Bradbury

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance – the idea that anything is possible. – Ray Bradbury

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them. – William Bragg

There are no shortcuts in evolution. – Louis D. Brandeis

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing. – Wernher von Braun

It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. – Wernher von Braun

Our sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living things in that enormous immensity. – Wernher von Braun

We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming. – Wernher von Braun

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question “How?” but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question “Why?” – Erwin Chargaff

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong. – Arthur C. Clarke

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what’s going on. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

I am not a scientist. I am, rather, an impresario of scientists. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

Like the furtive collectors of stolen art, cell biologists are forced to be lonely admirers of spectacular architecture, exquisite symmetry, dramas of violence and death, mobility, self-sacrifice and, yes, rococo sex. – Lorraine Lee Cudmore

Cells let us walk, talk, think, make love and realize the bath water is cold. – Lorraine Lee Cudmore

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. – Marie Curie

He is so old that his blood type was discontinued. – George William Curtis

Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems. – Rene Descartes

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

The facts of the present won’t sit still for a portrait. They are constantly vibrating, full of clutter and confusion. – Macneile Dixon

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former. – Albert Einstein

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong. – Albert Einstein

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. – Albert Einstein

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. – Albert Einstein

The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder. – Albert Einstein

Science does not know its debt to imagination. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft. – Sam Ervin

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. – Bruce Feirstein

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them. – Martin Henry Fischer

Evolutionary biology is now uttering and seeking those forces that link us with all those that have being. – Adrian Forsyth

It’s going to be a bummer if Mars turns out to be like us. – Newt Gingrich

The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion. – Arnold H. Glasow

Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within. – Stephen Jay Gould

In science, “fact” can only mean “confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.” I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms. – Stephen Jay Gould

The scientific community having made a rapid ascent from deep poverty to great affluence, from academe’s cloisters to Washington’s high councils, still tends to be a bit excitable – not unlike a nouveau riche in a fluctuating market. – Daniel S. Greenberg

From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It’s not a miracle; we just decided to go. – Tom Hanks

Leave the atom alone. – E. Y. Harburg

You cannot feed the hungry on statistics. – Heinrich Heine

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