Science Quotes

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 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

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

Bertrand Russell

Science can only determine what is, but not what shall be, and beyond its realm, value judgements remain indispensable. Religion, on the other hand, is concerned only with evaluating human thought and actions; it is not qualified to speak of real facts and the relationships between them.

Albert Einstein

I am not a literary man. I am a man of science, and I am interested in that branch of Anthropology which deals with the history of human speech.

Sir James Murray

Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.

Edsger W. Dijkstra
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