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390 Greatest Quotes About Science


Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness. Aleister Crowley
If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a nonworking cat. Douglas Adams
Science is beautiful when it makes simple explanations of phenomena or connections between different observations. Examples include the double helix in biology and the fundamental equations of physics. Stephen Hawking
When I began in 1960, individuality wasn't an accepted thing to look for; it was about species-specific behaviour. But animal behaviour is not hard science. There's room for intuition. Jane Goodall
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. Carl Sagan
...I have always maintained that, excepting fools, men did not differ much in intellect, only in zeal and hard work; and I still think there is an eminently important difference. Charles Darwin
I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results. Florence Nightingale
Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual. Friedrich Nietzsche
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance. Hippocrates
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. Albert Einstein
Rockets are cool. There's no getting around that. Elon Musk
Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. Adam Smith
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible. Albert Einstein
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result. Oscar Wilde
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
The future belongs to science and those who make friends with science. Jawaharlal Nehru
Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong. Jean-Paul Sartre
When I hear of Schrödinger's cat, I reach for my pistol. Stephen Hawking
Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense. Carl Sagan
It doesn't stop being magic just because you know how it works. Terry Pratchett
For the sick it is important to have the best. Florence Nightingale
Nature is very consonant and conformable with herself. Isaac Newton
I am among those who think that science has great beauty. Marie Curie
In science, we must be interested in things, not in persons. Marie Curie
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
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? Albert Einstein
Free will is to mind what chance is to matter. Charles Darwin
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan
Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know. Bertrand Russell
The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another. Thomas Hobbes
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. Carl Sagan
Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler. Albert Einstein
Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death. William Blake
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. Unknown
The various reasons which we have enumerated lead us to believe that the new radio-active substance contains a new element which we propose to give the name of radium. Marie Curie
Science proceeds more by what it has learned to ignore than what it takes into account. Galileo Galilei
No matter what engineering field you're in, you learn the same basic science and mathematics. And then maybe you learn a little bit about how to apply it. Noam Chomsky
When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man. Diogenes
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence. Edgar Allan Poe
The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both. Carl Sagan
There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness. George Washington
A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself. Niels Bohr
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. George Bernard Shaw
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. Albert Einstein
Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question. Niels Bohr
I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness. Max Planck
When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images. Niels Bohr
Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems. Rene Descartes
Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life. John Muir