Science Quotes

By | 23.06.2022

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. Immanuel Kant

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. Carl Sagan

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former. Albert Einstein

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day. Albert Einstein

If you don’t have time to do it right you’ll have time to do it again. Mike Greenberg

Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death. William Blake

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life. Marcus Aurelius

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

Cool science quotes: Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


In science it often happens that scientists say, ‘You know that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken,’ and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn’t happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. Carl Sagan

Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve. Max Planck

In science it often happens that scientists say, ‘You know that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken,’ and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn’t happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. Carl Sagan

Do you know what the secret to success is?” I of course said no. He then said, “Just keep working. Eric Kandel

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge. Thomas Berger

The human brain is an incredible pattern-matching machine. Jeff Bezos

One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away. Stephen Hawking

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance. Hippocrates

It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard…is what makes it great. Jimmy Dugan

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. Albert Einstein

Science is a way of life. Science is a perspective. Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding in a manner that’s precise, predictive and reliable – a transformation, for those lucky enough to experience it, that is empowering and emotional. Brian Greene

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? Albert Einstein

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man’s upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground-floor. But if a man hasn’t got plenty of good common sense, the more science he has, the worse for his patient. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. Galileo Galilei, Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina
Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds. Richard Feynman

Sometime in the future, science will be able to create realities that we can’t even begin to imagine. As we evolve, we’ll be able to construct other information systems that correspond to other realities, universes based on logic completely different from ours and not based on space and time. Robert Lanza

I am an atheist, out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I’ve been an atheist for years and years, but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say one was an atheist, because it assumed knowledge that one didn’t have. Somehow, it was better to say one was a humanist or an agnostic. I finally decided that I’m a creature of emotion as well as of reason. Emotionally, I am an atheist. I don’t have the evidence to prove that God doesn’t exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn’t that I don’t want to waste my time. Isaac Asimov

A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it. Frank Herbert

What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean. Isaac Newton

All truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed, then it is violently opposed, then it is accepted as self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer

There are no shortcuts in evolution. Louis D. Brandeis

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. Carl Sagan

Science is magic that works. Kurt Vonnegut

Brain cells create ideas. Stress kills brain cells. Stress is not a good idea. Benjamin Franklin

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 Pasteur

The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be. Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. Albert Einstein

I mean, you could claim that anything’s real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody’s proved it doesn’t exist! Hermione Granger

It is strange that only extraordinary men make the discoveries, which later appear so easy and simple. Georg C. Lichtenberg

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing. Wernher von Braun

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Albert Einstein, The World As I See It


Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Thomas Edison

A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales. Marie Curie

Progress is made by trial and failure; the failures are generally a hundred times more numerous than the successes; yet they are usually left unchronicled. William Ramsay

Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science. Robert Green Ingersoll

Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you. Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy. Marie Curie

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow. Edward Teller

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

An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field. Niels Bohr

The brain is a world consisting of a number of unexplored continents and great stretches of unknown territory. Santiago Ramón Cajal

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing. Wernher von Braun

Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. Robert A. Heinlein

I’m sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It’s just been too intelligent to come here. Arthur C. Clarke

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. Galileo Galilei

A scientist has to work very hard to get to the point where he can be lucky. R. B. Woodward

I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. Isaac Newton

Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand. Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not “Eureka!” (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny…’ Isaac Asimov

I have deep faith that the principle of the universe will be beautiful and simple. Albert Einstein

Actually, everything that can be known has a Number; for it is impossible to grasp anything with the mind or to recognize it without this. Philolaus

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more. Carl Jung


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded. Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci

True science teaches, above all, to doubt and to be ignorant. Miguel de Unamuno

That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence. Christopher Hitchens

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. Arthur C. Clarke

The institution of science makes skepticism a virtue. Robert Merton

Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It’s posing questions and coming up with a method. It’s delving in. Sally Ride

Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. Sarah Williams, Twilight Hours: A Legacy Of Verse

The scientist only imposes two things, namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself and upon other scientists. Erwin Schrödinger

Scientists are explorers. Richard Feynman

The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Geologists have a saying – rocks remember. Neil Armstrong


Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler. Albert Einstein

Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. Martin Luther King, Jr

By ‘life,’ we mean a thing that can nourish itself and grow and decay. Aristotle

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. Charles Darwin, The Life & Letters of Charles Darwin

The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence. Nikola Tesla

We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down. Kurt Vonnegut

Shall I refuse my dinner because I do not fully understand the process of digestion? Oliver Heaviside

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin. John von Neumann

The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it. Neil deGrasse Tyson

In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs. Sir Francis Darwin

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants. Isaac Newton

Science is nothing but perception. Plato

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter. John Keats, Ode On A Grecian Urn And Other Poems

It is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all; and if it explains not, then it says there is nothing to explain. Bram Stoker

Even for the physicist, the description in plain language will be a criterion of the degree of understanding that has been reached. Werner Heisenberg

Science is the acceptance of what works and the rejection of what does not. That needs more courage than we might think. Jacob Bronowski

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. Adam Smith


Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science. Edwin Powell Hubble

Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent. Donella Meadows

We need to be writing for Congress and the public. We’ve been too elitist too long. Scientists want their stories in the press, but complain when they are misquoted. You won’t get the support you need if others don’t understand what you’re doing. Ruth Kirschstein

I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something. Richard P. Feynman

Science is the systematic classification of experience. George Henry Lewes

Science is just pure empiricism, and by virtue of its method, it excludes metaphysics. Steve Martin

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal

Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another. Thomas Hobbes

The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth. Irving Langmuir

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in. Isaac Asimov

Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth. Jules Verne

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