Science Quotes

Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day

W. Earl Hall

Science is nothing but perception


Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control

Martin Luther King Jr

Science increases our power in proportion as it lowers our pride.

Claude Bernard

In Science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurred.

Sir William Osler

[Science is] the labor and handicraft of the mind.

Francis Bacon

Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.

George Santayana

Science is the systematic classification of experience.

George Henry Lewes

Science is always wrong. It never solves a problem without creating ten more.

George Bernard Shaw

Science, in the very act of solving problems, creates more of them.

Abraham Flexner

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr

Science without conscience is the soul's perdition.

Fran┴ois Rabelais

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

Claude Bernard

Science, like life, feeds on its own decay. New facts burst old rules; then newly divined conceptions bind old and new together into a reconciling law.

William James

Facts are not science - as the dictionary is not literature.

Martin H. Fischer

Science is the topography of ignorance.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr

Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.

Henri Poincar╚

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

Jean Rostand

Science does not know its debt to imagination.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We know from science that nothing in the universe exists as an isolated or independent entity.

Margaret J. Wheatley

It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.

Jules H. Poincare

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.

Helen Keller

Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of nationality.


It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science.

Carl Sagan
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