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

—  Isaac Asimov, 1920-1992, American Sci-Fi writer

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Anton ChekhovWhen one longs for a drink, it seems as though one could drink a whole ocean—that is faith; but when one begins to drink, one can only drink altogether two glasses—that is science.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

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Dave BarryIn fact, when you get right down to it, almost every explanation Man came up with for anything until about 1926 was stupid.

—  Dave Barry, 1947-, American journalist

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Jean BaudrillardThe sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.

—  Jean Baudrillard, 1929-2007, French intellectual

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Will DurantEvery science begins as philosophy and ends as art.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

William BlakeArt is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter

Arthur ClarkeWhen 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 Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

Arthur ClarkeWe over estimate technology in the short term and under estimate technology in the long term.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

Arthur ClarkeMagic's just science that we don't understand yet.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

Wolfgang GoetheHypotheses are scaffoldings erected in front of a building and then dismantled when the building is finished. They are indispensable for the workman; but you mustn't mistake the scaffolding for the building.

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Joseph RouxScience is for those who learn; poetry, for those who know.

—  Joseph Roux, 1834-1905, French clergyman & poet

Albert EinsteinAll of science is nothing more than the refinement of everyday thinking.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

Albert EinsteinScience is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

Arthur SchopenhauerAny foolish boy can stamp on a beetle, but all the professors in the world cannot make a beetle.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

Arthur SchopenhauerThe alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

H.L. MenckenIt is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Kurt VonnegutScience is magic that works.

—  Kurt Vonnegut, 1922-2007, American writer

John KennedyIn a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon it will be an entire nation. For all of us must work to put him there.

—  John Kennedy, 1917-1963, American President [1961-1963]

Paul ValeryScience is a collection of successful recipes.

—  Paul Valery, 1871-1945, French poet

Will DurantScience gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

Will DurantScience tells us how to heal and how to kill; it reduces the death rate in retail and then kills us wholesale in war.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

Martin Luther KingOur scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

—  Martin Luther King, 1929-1968, American leader in the Civil Rights Movement

Alfred North WhiteheadThe greatest invention of the nineteenth century was the invention of the method of invention.

—  Alfred North Whitehead, 1861-1947, British philosopher & mathematician

Isaac AsimovThe most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!”, but “That's funny …”

—  Isaac Asimov, 1920-1992, American Sci-Fi writer

Isaac AsimovThe foundation of all technology is fire.

—  Isaac Asimov, 1920-1992, American Sci-Fi writer

Karl KrausScience is spectral analysis. Art is light synthesis.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Karl KrausThe development of technology will leave only one problem: the infirmity of human nature.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Anton ChekhovThere is no national science, just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

Carl SaganWe live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.

—  Carl Sagan, 1934-1996, American astronomer

Carl SaganScience is much more than a body of knowledge. It is a way of thinking. Science invites us to let the facts in, even when they don’t conform to our preconceptions.

—  Carl Sagan, 1934-1996, American astronomer

Georg Christoph LichtenbergWhere the frontier of science once was is now the center.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

Georg Christoph LichtenbergThe construction of the universe is certainly very much easier to explain than is that of the plant.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

Arthur ClarkeAny sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

Arthur ClarkeAstronomy, as nothing else can do, teaches men humility.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

Charles DarwinAlas! A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections — a mere heart of stone.

—  Charles Darwin, 1809-1882, British scientist

Arthur ClarkeScience can destroy religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets. No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the non-existence of Zeus or Thor — but they have few followers now.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

Charles DarwinIgnorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.

—  Charles Darwin, 1809-1882, British scientist

Arthur ClarkeWhen you finally understand the universe, it will not only be stranger than you imagine, it will be stranger than you can imagine.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer


Funny Quotes

AnonymousIf man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?

—  Anonymous

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Stupid Quotes

Rutherford B. HayesThat's an amazing invention, but who would ever want to use one of them?

—  Rutherford B. Hayes, 1822-1893, American President [1877-1881]

     ( to Alexander Graham Bell after a demonstration of the telephone)

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Everything that can be invented has been invented.

—  Charles H. Duel, commissioner of the US Patent & Trademark Office (1898-1901)

Lord KelvinHeavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.

—  Lord Kelvin, 1824-1907, English scientist


Ancient Greek

ArchimedesGive me a place to stand and I shall move the earth.

Δως μοι πα στω και ταν γαν κινάσω.

—  Archimedes, 287-212 BC, Ancient Greek mathematician & inventor

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Special Quotes

Nicolaus Copernicus of Toruń, who moved the Earth, held the Sun and the heavens.

—  Inscription on the monument of Copernicus in his hometown Toruń, Poland










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