Science Quotes

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Small: Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss"
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Philosopher
Small: The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion
Arnold H. Glasow
"The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion"
Arnold H. Glasow, Businessman
Small: Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin
"Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin"
John von Neumann, Mathematician
Small: Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly
"Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly"
Linus Pauling, Scientist
Small: If a mans wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics
Francis Bacon
"If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics"
Francis Bacon, Philosopher
Small: Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men
Martin Luther King Jr.
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men"
Martin Luther King Jr., Minister
Small: Research is what Im doing when I dont know what Im doing
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing"
Wernher von Braun, Scientist
Small: If you modestly enjoy your fame you are not unworthy to rank with the holy
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"If you modestly enjoy your fame you are not unworthy to rank with the holy"
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Writer
Small: He is dead in this world who has no belief in another
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"He is dead in this world who has no belief in another"
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Writer
Small: Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a mans upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floo
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
"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 Sr., Poet
Small: Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom
Martin Luther King Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control"
Martin Luther King Jr., Minister
Small: The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease. What the public is taught is that he
Ashley Montagu
"The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease. What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease"
Ashley Montagu, Scientist
Small: Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems
"Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems"
Rene Descartes, Mathematician
Small: The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not
Gertrude Stein
"The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not"
Gertrude Stein, Author
Small: Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldnt be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesnt know it so it goes on flyin
Mary Kay Ash
"Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway"
Mary Kay Ash, Businesswoman
Small: Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain and the greater the number of your tic
Adam Smith
"Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty"
Adam Smith, Economist
Small: People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people
Charles F. Kettering
"People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people"
Charles F. Kettering, Inventor
Small: For NASA, space is still a high priority
Dan Quayle
"For NASA, space is still a high priority"
Dan Quayle, Vice President
Small: If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right but if
Arthur C. Clarke
"If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong"
Arthur C. Clarke, Writer
Small: Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonde
"Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess"
Margaret Mead, Scientist
Small: The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring o
Paul Valery
"The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us"
Paul Valery, Poet
Small: I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel
E. B. White
"I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel"
E. B. White, Writer
Small: Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination
"Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination"
John Dewey, Philosopher
Small: What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to
"What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on"
Jacques Yves Cousteau, Explorer
Small: I am not a scientist. I am, rather, an impresario of scientists
"I am not a scientist. I am, rather, an impresario of scientists"
Jacques Yves Cousteau, Explorer
Small: Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories those that dont work, those tha
"Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost"
Russell Baker, Journalist
Small: A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a no
"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, Physicist
Small: A satellite has no conscience
"A satellite has no conscience"
Edward R. Murrow, Journalist
Small: Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the g
Max Planck
"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, Scientist
Small: A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather beca
Max Planck
"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, Scientist
Small: Your theory is crazy, but its not crazy enough to be true
Niels Bohr
"Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true"
Niels Bohr, Physicist
Small: The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible
Ray Bradbury
"The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible"
Ray Bradbury, Writer
Small: In science, fact can only mean confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional as
Stephen Jay Gould
"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, Scientist
Small: The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. Im talking about an organic
"The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I'm talking about an organic computer - about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor"
Alvin Toffler, Author
Small: Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opp
Stephen Jay Gould
"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, Scientist
Small: You cannot feed the hungry on statistics
"You cannot feed the hungry on statistics"
Heinrich Heine, Poet
Small: Sadly, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal in this country and has been going on at universities
"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, Politician
Small: From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. Its not a miracle we just decided to go
Tom Hanks
"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, Actor
Small: We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming
"We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming"
Wernher von Braun, Scientist
Small: If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready. The first one, too, was made out of chaos
"If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready. The first one, too, was made out of chaos"
Robert Quillen, Journalist
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