Science Quotes And Sayings


Science Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of science quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“I want to know God‘s thoughts. The rest are details.”
– A. Einstein                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

“Science, in the very act of solving problems, creates more of them.”
– Abraham Flexner

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

“Whenever science makes a discovery, the devil grabs it while the angels are debating the best way to use it.”
– Alan Valentine

“Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.”
Albert Einstein

“The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.”
– Albert Einstein

“Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.” 
– Albert Einstein

“Great scientific discoveries have been made by men seeking to verify quite erroneous theories about the nature of things.”
– Aldous Huxley

“There is no national science just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science.”
– Anton Chekhov

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”

“Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.” 
– Ashley Montague                                                              

“Even if the open windows of science at first make us shiver after the cozy indoor warmth of traditional humanizing myths, in the end the fresh air brings vigor, and the great spaces have a splendor of their own.”
– Bertrand Russell

“I am compelled to fear that science will be used to promote the power of dominant groups rather than to make men happy.”
– Bertrand Russell

“Physics is mathematical not because we know so much about the physical world, but because we know so little; it is only its mathematical properties that we can discover.”
– Bertrand Russell

“Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.” 
– Bertrand Russell                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

“Even if the open windows of science at first make us shiver … in the end, the fresh air brings vigor, and the great spaces have a splendor of their own.”
– Bertrand Russell

“All civilizations become either spacefaring or extinct.”   
– Carl Sagan

“I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience. And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true.”
– Carl Sagan

“In science it often happens that scientists say, “You know that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken,” and then they actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again.  They really do it.  It doesn’t happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful.  But it happens every day.  I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.”
– Carl Sagan, 1987

“The way to do research is to attack the facts at the point of greatest astonishment.”
– Celia Green

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”
– Charles Darwin

“It is the man of science, eager to have his every opinion regenerated, his every idea rationalized, by drinking at the fountain of fact, and devoting all the energies of his life to the cult of truth, not as he understands it, but as he does not yet understand it, that ought properly to be called a philosopher.”
– Charles Peirce

“The doubter is a true man of science; he doubts only himself and his interpretations, but he believes in science.”
– Claude Bernard

“The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he’s one who asks the right questions.”
– Claude Lévi-Strauss

“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.”   
– Douglas Adams

“There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”   
– Douglas Adams

“NASA should simply send an unmanned probe to Mars containing a well-sealed, well-protected capsule containing a check for $1,000,000,[insert your favorite number of zeroes here], payable to bearer. The first person who manages to get there and collect it gets to keep it.”    
– Dpbsmith

“I believe in an immortal soul. Science has proved that nothing disintegrates into nothingness. Life and soul, therefore, cannot disintegrate into nothingness, and so are immortal.” 
– Dr Wernher Von Braun 

“Listen; there’s a hell of a good universe next door: let’s go.”
– E. E. Cummings 

“All science is either physics or stamp collecting.”
– E. Rutherford

“The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”
– Eden Phillpotts

“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

“Observations always involve theory.”
– Edwin Hubble

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”
– Edwin Powell Hubble

“To know the history of science is to recognize the mortality of any claim to universal truth.”
– Evelyn Fox Keller

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