Science Quotes

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.-Carl Sagan



Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.-Louis Pasteur



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




Science is a way of life. Science is a perspective. Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding in a manner that’s precise, predictive and reliable – a transformation, for those lucky enough to experience it, that is empowering and emotional.-Brian Greene




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



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



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



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



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



The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.-Muriel Rukeyser



Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.-Robert A. Heinlein



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



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



What is research but a blind date with knowledge?-Will Harvey



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



Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion. – Stephen Hawking



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




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




Scientific research is one of the most exciting and rewarding of occupations.-Frederick Sanger



Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.-Jules Verne



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



Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question ‘How?’ but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question ‘Why?’-Erwin Chargaff



The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.-Walter Gilbert



Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.-Immanuel Kant



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




Scientific advancement should aim to affirm and to improve human life. – Nathan Deal



Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It’s posing questions and coming up with a method. It’s delving in.-Sally Ride



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



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




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



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



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



The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.-Irving Langmuir



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



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



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




Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.-Robert Green Ingersoll



Art is I; science is we.-Claude Bernard



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.-Jim Lovell



Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.-Stephen Hawking



Rockets are cool. There’s no getting around that.-Elon Musk



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



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



Geologists have a saying – rocks remember.-Neil Armstrong



We look at science as something very elite, which only a few people can learn. That’s just not true. You just have to start early and give kids a foundation. Kids live up, or down, to expectations.-Mae Jemison



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




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



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



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



Leave the atom alone.-E. Y. Harburg



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



Science is nothing but perception.-Plato

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