Science Quotes

Sir william bragg - the important thing in science is not so much to...
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

Henry louis mencken - conscience is the inner voice that warns us that...
I know my fate. One day my name will be associated with the memory of something tremendous - - A crisis without equal on earth, the most profound collision of conscience, a decision that was conjured up against everything that had been believed, demanded, hallowed so far. I am no man, I am dynamite.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
Hippocrates, Law
Politics is no exact science.
Otto von Bismark

Art and science have their meeting point in method.
Edward Bulwer - Lytton
Science... warns me to be careful how I adopt a view which jumps with my preconceptions, and to require stronger evidence for such belief than for one to which I was previously hostile. My business is to teach my aspirations to conform themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.
Thomas Huxley
Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking and observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science.
Albert Einstein
Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense.
Thomas H. Huxley
To really know is science; to merely believe you know is ignorance.
Science would be ruined if like sports it were to put competition above everything else, and if it were to clarify the rules of competition by withdrawing entirely into narrowly defined specialties. The rare scholars who are nomads - By - Choice are essential to the intellectual welfare of the settled disciplines.
Benoit Mandelbrot
A good conscience fears no witness, but a guilty conscience is solicitous even in solitude. If we do nothing but what is honest, let all the world know it. But if otherwise, what does it signify to have nobody else know it, so long as I know it myself? Miserable is he who slights that witness.
Conscience is a mother - In - Law whose visit never ends.
H. L. Mencken
Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The Religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A guilty conscience needs no accuser.
Cowardice asks the question - Is it safe? Expediency asks the question - Is it politic? Vanity asks the question - Is it popular? But conscience asks the question - Is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.
Louis Pasteu
I conceive the essential task of religion to be to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind.
Robert Millikan
Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.
Chapman Cohen, (1868 - 1954)
A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
Doug Larson
Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities.
Alfred L. Kroebe
Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds.
Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "Other People".
Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
Samuel Johnson
Almost all reformers, however strict their social conscience, live in houses just as big as they can pay for.
Logan Pearsall Smith
The task of science is to stake out the limits of the knowable, and to center consciousness within them.
Rudolf Virchow
Humor the sons of the poor, for they give science its splendor.
The Talmud
The state exists for man, not man for the state. The same may be said of science. These are old phrases, coined by people who saw in human individuality the highest human value. I would hesitate to repeat them, were it not for the ever recurring danger that they may be forgotten, especially in these days of organization and stereotypes.
Albert Einstein
There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man.
Polybius, History
Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - The dark apology for every error. The strong and virtuous admit no destiny. On earth conscience guides in heaven God watches. And destiny is but the phantom we invoke to silence the one and dethrone the other.
Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer - Lytton
Sleep is often the only occasion in which man cannot silence his conscience; we forget what we knew in our dream.
Erich Fromm
The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.
Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.
Louis Pasteu
Most advances in science come when a person for one reason or another is forced to change fields.
Peter Borden
There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course a quiet conscience.
Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
George Santayana
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
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