Isaac Asimov Top 10 Quotes


The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

Isaac Asimov


Creationists make it sound as though a "theory" is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.

Isaac Asimov (Remarks to the National Coalition Against Censorship, 1980)


I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.

Isaac Asimov


In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.

Isaac Asimov (Fantastic Voyage II, 1987)


The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.

Isaac Asimov


Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Isaac Asimov (Astounding Science Fiction, 1942)


While he lives, he must think; while he thinks, he must dream.

Isaac Asimov (Quoted in The Complete Stories, 1990)


If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.

Isaac Asimov (Asimov's Guide to Science, 1972)


Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.

Isaac Asimov (Science Past, Science Future, 1975)


It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.

Isaac Asimov (Foundation)

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Isaac Asimov Biography

Born: January 2, 1920
Died: April 6, 1992

Isaac Asimov was a Russian born American author, writer and scholar. He is best known as a master of writing science fiction novels.

Notable Works

I, Robot (1950)
The Caves of Steel (1954)
The Gods Themselves (1972)
Foundation Novels (1951 - 1993)
I. Asimov: A Memoir

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