Science Quotes

There are three stages in scientific discovery. First, people deny that it is true, then they deny that it is important; finally they credit the wrong person.”
― Bill Bryson

“Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no need of change.”
― H.G. Wells

God creates dinosaurs, God kills dinosaurs, God creates man, man kills God, man brings back dinosaurs.”
― Michael Crichton

“There’s as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
― Thomas A. Edison

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
― Albert Einstein

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

“Never memorize something that you can look up.”
― Albert Einstein

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”
― Albert Einstein

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
― Albert Einstein

“Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.”
― Terry Pratchett

“I’m sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It’s just been too intelligent to come here.”
― Arthur C. Clarke

“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”
― Stephen Hawking

“Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.”
― Dan Brown

“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
― Christopher Hitchens

“Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.”
― Albert Einstein

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
― Marie Curie

“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.”
― Carl Sagan

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”
― Isaac Asimov


“Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.”
― Douglas Adams

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”
― Isaac Newton

“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”
― Carl Sagan

“A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.”
― Albert Einstein

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
― Buckminster Fuller

Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that’s not why we do it.”
― Richard P. Feynman

“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”
― Carl Sagan

Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
― David Mitchell

“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.”
― Abraham Lincoln

“In my opinion, we don’t devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.”
― Bill Watterson

“Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice.”
― Michael Crichton

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”
― Albert Einstein

“God does not play dice with the universe.”
― Albert Einstein

“Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.”
― Martin Luther King, Jr

“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.”
― Abraham Maslow

“The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.”
― Albert Einstein

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.”
― Galileo Galilei

“I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.”
― Richard P. Feynman

“We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.”
― Douglas Adams

“We can judge our progress by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers, our willingness to embrace what is true rather than what feels good.”
― Carl Sagan

“Scientists have calculated that the chances of something so patently absurd actually existing are millions to one.
But magicians have calculated that million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten.”
― Terry Pratchett

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”
― Nikola Tesla

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