Science Quotes

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.

Barbara W. Tuchman

Science-fiction balances you on the cliff. Fantasy shoves you off.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

Since fresh examples and proofs could always be found of the alleged relation between guilt and punishment: if you behave in such and such a way, it will go badly with you. Now, as it generally does go badly, the allegation was constantly confirmed; and thus popular morality, a pseudo- science on a level with popular medicine, continually gained ground.

Georg Morris Cohen Brandes

People who love science fiction really do love sex.

Susannah

Both the uncertainty principle and the negentropy principle of information make Laplace's scheme [of exact determinism] completely unrealistic. The problem is an artificial one; it belongs to imaginative poetry, not to experimental science.

Lon Nicolas Brillouin

I believe there is no philosophical high-road in science, with epistemological signposts. No, we are in a jungle and find our way by trial and error, building our road behind us as we proceed. We do not find signposts at crossroads, but our own scouts erect them, to help the rest.

Max Born

The continuity of our science has not been affected by all these turbulent happenings, as the older theories have always been included as limiting cases in the new ones.

Max Born

The man of science is a poor philosopher

Albert Einstein

Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know

Bertrand Russell

Science, or para-science, tells us that geraniums bloom better if they are spoken to. But a kind word every now and then is really quite enough. Too much attention, like too much feeding, and weeding and hoeing, inhibits and embarrasses them

Victoria Glendinning

Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality

Carl Sagan

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

Carl Sagan

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars. General Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer; For Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized particles.

William Blake

Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.

Thomas Hobbes

In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality

Mary McCarthy

Science is analytical, descriptive, informative. Man does not live by bread alone, but by science he attempts to do so. Hence the deadliness of all that is purely scientific.

Eric Gill

Science is the refusal to believe on the basis of hope.

Carrie P. Snow

Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof

Ashley Montagu

Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions

Oscar Wilde

Science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value judgments of all kinds remain necessary.

Albert Einstein

In essence, science is a perpetual search for an intelligent and integrated comprehension of the world we live in.

Cornelius Bernardus Van Neil

[Science is] the desire to know causes.

William Hazlitt

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

Adam Smith

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

Thomas Henry Huxley
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