Science Quotes

Jacob chanowski - no science is immune to the infection of politics...
Eric anderson - it is only by introducing the young to great...

Science can be introduced to children well or poorly. If poorly, children can be turned away from science; they can develop a lifelong antipathy; they will be in a far worse condition than if they had never been introduced to science at all.
Isaac Asimov
Religion belongs to the realm that is inviolable before the law of causation and therefore closed to science.
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck
Science does not know its debt to imagination. Goethe did not believe that a great naturalist could exist without this faculty.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy but after a war it seems more like astrology.
Rebecca West

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".
Elvin stackman - science cannot stop while ethics catches up - -...
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
I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race.
Thomas Love Peacock
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science.
Albert Einstein
Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities.
Alfred L. Kroebe
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Charles Darwin
Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.
Friedrich Nietzsche
If any human being earnestly desire to push on to new discoveries instead of just retaining and using the old to win victories over Nature as a worker rather than over hostile critics as a disputant to attain, in fact, clear and demonstrative knowlegde instead of attractive and probable theory we invite him as a true son of Science to join our ranks.
Francis Bacon
Nature is earlier than man, but man is earlier than natural science.
Von Weizsacke
There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.
French Prove
Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.
Robert Anson Heinlein
Humor the sons of the poor, for they give science its splendor.
The Talmud
I conceive the essential task of religion to be to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind.
Robert Millikan
Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space. It belongs to the world, and is of no country and no age. The more we know, the more we feel our ignorance the more we feel how much remains unknown.
Humphrey Davy
Justice requires that to lawfully constituted Authority there be given that respect and obedience which is its due; that the laws which are made shall be in wise conformity with the common good; and that, as a matter of conscience all men shall render obedience to these laws.
Pope Pius XI
Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others.
There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
Mark Twain
If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre pg. 61
Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense.
Carl Sagan
There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
Isaac Asimov
Philosophy is the science which considers truth.
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
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 Kelle
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
A democratic government is only as strong as the alert conscience of its people.
Charles W. Tobey
All Reformers, however strict their social conscience, live in houses just as big as they can pay for.
Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "Other People".
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray, and the advantage of science is that it is not emotional.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
Science when well digested is nothing but good sense and reason.
Stanislaw I. Leszczynski
The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error.
Bertolt Brecht, The life of Galileo
Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
Samuel Johnson
Whereas in art nothing worth doing can be done without genius, in science even a very moderate capacity can contribute to a supreme achievement.
Bertrand Russell
Not what man knows but what man feels, concerns art. All else is science.
Bernard Berenson
All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.
Friedrich Nietzsche