Science Quotes

Jean cocteau - art is science made clear....
Carl sagan - if we long to believe that the stars rise and set...

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
General omar bradley - our humanity is trapped by moral adolescents. we...
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.
I conceive the essential task of religion to be to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind.
Robert Millikan

Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy but after a war it seems more like astrology.
Rebecca West
To really know is science; to merely believe you know is ignorance.
Science is nothing but perception.
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
Conscience and cowardice are really the same thing. Conscience is the trade - Name of the firm.
Oscar Wilde
Science when well - Digested is nothing but good sense and reason.
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
Mathematics is the queen of the sciences.
Carl Friedrich Gauss, from Sartorius von Waltershausen, "Gauss zum Gedachtniss" [1856]
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 the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.
Henry Louis Mencken
Error always addresses the passions and prejudices; truth scorns such mean intrigue, and only addresses the understanding and the conscience.
Azel Backus
So far as modern science is concerned, we have to abandon completely the idea that by going into the realm of the small we shall reach the ultimate foundations of the universe. I believe we can abandon this idea without any regret. The universe is infinite in all directions, not only above us in the large but also below us in the small.
Emil Wiechert
Science and religion no more contradict each other than light and electricity.
William Hiram Foulkes
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
Oscar Wilde
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
Albert Camus
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 of them.
Mark Twain
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Bertrand Russell
Be you in what line of life you may, it will be amongst your misfortunes if you have not time properly to attend to pecuniary monetary matters. Want of attention to these matters has impeded the progress of science and of genius itself.
William Cobbett
What can I wish to the youth of my country who devote themselves to science? ... Thirdly, passion. Remember that science demands from a man all his life. If you had two lives that would not be enough for you. Be passionate in your work and in your searching.
Ivan Pavlov
A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
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 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
I think somebody should come up with a way to breed a very large shrimp. That way, you could ride him, then after you camped at night, you could eat him. How about it, science.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
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 Bulwer - Lytton
There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course: a quiet conscience.
Euripides, Hippolytus, 428 B. C.
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 of them.
Mark Twain, Following the Equator (1897)
Religion belongs to the realm that is inviolable before the law of causation and therefore closed to science.
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck
Before a war, military science seems a real science, like astronomy. After a war it seems more like astrology.
Dame Rebecca West
There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
Mark Twain
Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influence to exert, which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach.
William Ellery Channing
There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man.
Polybius, History
Those who become enamored of practices without science are like sailors who go aboard ship without a rudder and compass, for they are never certain where they will land.
Leonardo da Vinci, The Wisdom of Leonardo da Vinci
All exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation.
Bertrand Russell
Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue.
Robert K. Merton