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Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

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No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

 

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

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Science merely quantifies and documents
the relationships among miracles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Nature never breaks her own laws.
- Leonardo da Vinci

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction
because of the variety of factors in operation,
not because of any lack of order in nature.
- Albert Einstein

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;
a single experiment can prove me wrong.
- Albert Einstein

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question
"How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"
- Erwin Chargaff

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed,
scolded and beamed at the world.
- Jane Howard

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods;
and that is,
the sincere desire to find out the truth,
whatever it may be.
- Charles Pierce

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things
to worry about from Science,
along with behaviour control, genetic engineering,
transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained
growth of plastic flowers.
- Lewis Thomas

In all science, error precedes the truth,
and it is better it should go first than last.
- Hugh Walpole

The nineteenth century believed in science but the
twentieth century does not.
- Gertrude Stein

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

Science and technology revolutionize our lives,
but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger

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

The grand aim of all science is to cover
the greatest number of empirical facts
by logical deduction from
the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful
hypothesis by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
- Edward Teller

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
- John Dewey

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely
in the rejection of the belief...
that the forces which move the stars and atoms are
contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
- Walter Lippmann

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such
a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent."
I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow,
but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
- Stephen Jay Gould

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

There is a single light of science, and to brighten
it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
- Isaac Asimov

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

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific
work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to
the gates of the temple of science are written the words:
'Ye must have faith.'
- Max Planck

It will free man from the remaining chains,
the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
- Wernher von Braun

A satellite has no conscience.
- Edward R. Murrow

When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism;
but when you take it from many writers,
it's research.
- Wilson Mizner

From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon.
It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.
- Tom Hanks

Sadly, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal
in this country and has been going on at universities
and research facilities for years.
- Mike Pence

The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
- Arnold H. Glasow

I hate facts.
I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions -
adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and,
like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of
the year and of the season of which we are born.
Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.
- Carl Jung

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
- Niels Bohr

Leave the atom alone.
- E. Y. Harburg

I believe in general in a dualism between facts and
the ideas of those facts in human heads.
- George Santayana

If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready.
The first one, too, was made out of chaos.
- Robert Quillen

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is,
of course, living in a state of sin.
- John von Neumann

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist
to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast.
It keeps him young.
- Konrad Lorenz

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount
of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
- Henry B. Adams

You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.
- Heinrich Heine

God does not play dice.
- Albert Einstein

People think of the inventor as a screwball,
but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
- Charles Kettering

Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life,
few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity
to strive or even to hope,
by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.
- Stephen Jay Gould

A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes.
It is innocent, unless found guilty.
A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe.
It is guilty, until found effective.
- Edward Teller

Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed
to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent.
- Donella Meadows

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
- Alan Perlis

Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
- Wilhelm Reich

Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing
his decision on stem cell research.
He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution.
- Jay Leno

I am not a scientist.
I am, rather, an impresario of scientists.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Each problem that I solved became a rule,
which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes

We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.
- Wernher von Braun

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
- Wernher von Braun

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its
opponents and making them see the light,
but rather because its opponents eventually die and
a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
- Max Planck

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,'
they really mean,
'not really.'
- Dave Parnas


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