Science Quotes

To some extent we are all the prisoners of stereotypes; we see each other in terms of distorted and oversimplified images. Better communication in the realm of ideas, of the arts, and of science can help refashion these false images. And by seeing more clearly we may act more wisely.

Chester Bliss Bowles

Beneath the noise, below the din, I hear a voice, it's whispering, "In science and in medicine, "I was a stranger, you took me in."

Paul David Hewson

The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles.

Mahatma Gandhi

Science now finds itself in paradoxical strife with society: admired but mistrusted; offering hope for the future but creating ambiguous choice; richly supported yet unable to fulfill all its promise; boasting remarkable advances but criticized for not serving more directly the goals of society.

J. Michael Bishop

In human life, you will find players of religion until the knowledge and proficiency in religion will be cleansed from all superstitions, and will be purified and perfected by the enlightenment of real science.

Mustafa Kemal Atatrk

Science burrows its insulted head in the filth of slaughterous inventions

Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

The ancients had a taste, let us say rather a passion, for the marvellous, which caused them to forget even the sacred duties of gratitude. Observe them, for example, grouping together the lofty deeds of a great number of heroes, whose names they have not even deigned to preserve, and investing the single personage of Hercules with them. The lapse of ages has not rendered us wiser in this respect. In our own time the public delight in blending fable with history. In every career of life, in the pursuit of science especially, they enjoy a pleasure in creating Herculeses.

Franois Jean Dominique Arago

Engineering is the professional and systematic application of science to the efficient utilization of natural resources to produce wealth.

T. J. Hoover and J. C. L. Fish

Engineering is the professional art of applying science to the optimum conversion of natural resources to the benefit of man.

Ralph J. Smith

Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.

Rebecca West

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. They are engines of change, windows on the world, lighthouses erected in the sea of time.

Barbara W. Tuchman

The most remarkable discovery ever made by scientists, was science itself.

Jacob Bronowski

Knowledge and science are the coffers and caches to the treasures of Perfection; and the only access to them is to ask and question.

Ali al-Rida

Science always has its origin in the adaptation of thought to some definite field of experience.

Ernst Mach

Statistics is the grammar of science.

Karl Pearson

Each one was a hero. Their contribution to science and space exploration will never be forgotten.

Jean Chretien

If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships -- the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Many of the mainstream agricultural scientists, especially at the agricultural schools, but at all of our major universities, are tied into all sorts of contractual relationships and consulting relationships with the life science companies.

Jeremy Rifkin

The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.

Milton Friedman

Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science.

Henry David Thoreau

Just as the science and art of agriculture depend upon chemistry and botany, so the art of education depends upon physiology and psychology.

Edward Thorndike

Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art.

Susan Sontag

This important new organization has lots of energy and the participation of a broad cross section of members of the academic, science and technology industries. They will play a pivotal role by focusing much needed attention on this important economic vehicle.

Bill Spencer
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