Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years.John Burroughs
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.Mark Twain
The conscience of a people is their power.John Dryden
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla), James Reston, Galileo, A Life, HarperCollins, NY, 1994, p 461.
Engineering is the science of economy, of conserving the energy, kinetic and potential, provided and stored up by nature for the use of man. It is the business of engineering to utilize this energy to the best advantage, so that there may be the least possible waste.William A. Smith, 1908
Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.Ashley Montague
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.George Washington
The great tragedy of science - - The slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.Thomas Huxley
The fact of evolution is the backbone of biology, and biology is thus in the peculiar position of being a science founded on an improved theory, is it then a science or faith?Charles Darwin
As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self - Destroying.Arthur C. Clarke
Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin (1973) "Science and Scientism".
The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists - That is why they invented hell.Bertrand Russell
I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other. God help me. Amen.Martin Luther, in front of his inquisitors at the Diet of Worms.
The real satisfaction which praise can afford, is when what is repeated aloud agrees with the whispers of conscience, by showing us that we have not endeavored to deserve well in vain.Johnson
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.Hellen Kelle
There is an astonishing imagination, even in the science of mathematics... We repeat, there was far more imagination in the head of Archimedes than in that of Homer.Voltaire
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowlege: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.Charles Darwin
Our defense is not in our armaments, nor in science, nor in going underground. Our defense is in law and order.Albert Einstein
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
Science is facts just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.Henri Poincare
I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race.Thomas Love Peacock
Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.George Santayana
Cowardice asks the question - Is it safe? Vanity asks the question - Is it popular? Expediency asks the question - Is it political? But conscience asks the question - Is it right? There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, popular, or political; but because it is right.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In science as in love, too much concentration on technique can often lead to impotence.P. L. Berge
Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
There is only one nature - The division into science and engineering is a human imposition, not a natural one. Indeed, the division is a human failure it reflects our limited capacity to comprehend the whole.Bill Wulf
False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for everyone takes a salutory pleasure in proving their falseness.Charles Robert Darwin
The stage lost a fine actor, just as science lost an acute reasoner, when he became a specialist in crime.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dr. John H. Watson, referring to Sherlock Holmes, in "A Scandal in Bohemia".
Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that money cannot buy; therefore value it, and be thankful for it.Izaak Walton
It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished conscience than to compass any object however great.William E. Channing
Statistics The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.Evan Esa
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.Bertrand Russell
Humor the sons of the poor, for they give science its splendor.The Talmud
Science is one thing, wisdom is another. Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children, and cut their own fingers.Sir Arthur Eddington, Attributed in Robert L. Weber "More Random Walks in Science", 1982
The universal and lasting establishment of peace constitutes not merely a part, but the whole final purpose and end of the science of right as viewed within the limits of reason.Immanuel Kant, The Science of Right
Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others.Taylo
There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.Mark Twain