Science Quotes

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Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Science is organized knowledge.

Herbert Spencer

Reason, Observation, and Experience - the Holy Trinity of Science.

Robert G. Ingersoll

Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue.

Robert K. Merton

Science is simply common sense at its best.

Thomas Henry Huxley

Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know.

Bertrand Russell

Nature composes some of her loveliest poems for the microscope and the telescope

Theodore Roszak

Science is the desire to know causes.

William Hazlitt

The chess-board is the world; the pieces are the phenomena of the universe; the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, and patient. But also we know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.

Thomas Henry Huxley 

Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.

Carl Sagan

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.  

John Dewey

Facts are not science - as the dictionary is not literature.

Martin H. Fischer

Science is the literature of truth.

Josh Billings

The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.

Steven Weinberg

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.


Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.

Thomas Henry Huxley

Happy is he who gets to know the reasons for things.


Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.

George Santayana

The most incomprehensible thing about our universe is that it can be comprehended.

Albert Einstein

However far modern science and technics have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson: Nothing is impossible.

Lewis Mumford

If it can't be expressed in figures, it is not science; it is opinion.

Robert A. Heinlein

I am going to tell you what nature behaves like. If you will simply admit that maybe she does behave like this, you will find her a delightful, entrancing thing. Do not keep saying to yourself, if you can possibly avoid it, ‘But how can it be like that?’ Nobody knows how it can be like that.

Richard Feynman

An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature, and a measurement is the recording of Nature's answer.

Max Planck

How often people speak of art and science as though they were two entirely different things, with no interconnection. An artist is emotional, they think, and uses only his intuition; he sees all at once and has no need of reason. A scientist is cold, they think, and uses only his reason; he argues carefully step by step, and needs no imagination. That is all wrong. The true artist is quite rational as well as imaginative and knows what he is doing; if he does not, his art suffers. The true scientist is quite imaginative as well as rational, and sometimes leaps to solutions where reason can follow only slowly; if he does not, his science suffers.

Isaac Asimov

Science is an imaginative adventure of the mind seeking truth in a world of mystery.

Cyril Herman Hinshelwood

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.  

Albert Einstein

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.

Anais Nin

I think science has enjoyed an extraordinary success because it has such a limited and narrow realm in which to focus its efforts.  Namely, the physical universe.

Ken Jenkins

The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.

Pierre Abelard

Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.

Will Durant

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