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Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.
Isaac Asimov

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of
anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and
cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as
good as your knowledge."
Isaac Asimov

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
Isaac Asimov

I wish that I could say I was optimistic about the human race. I love us all, but we are so
stupid and shortsighted that I wonder if we can lift our eyes to the world about us long
enough not to commit suicide.
Isaac Asimov

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
Isaac Asimov

If all human beings understood history, they might cease making the same stupid mistakes
over and over.
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Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may
be inevitable, solutions are not.
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Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.
Isaac Asimov

The vast majority, who believe in astrology and think that the planets have nothing better to
do than form a code that will tell them whether tomorrow is a good day to close a business
deal or not, become all the more excited and enthusiastic about the bilge when a group of
astronomers denounces it.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society
gathers wisdom.
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If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.
Isaac Asimov

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

There are limits beyond which your folly will not carry you. I am glad of that. In fact, I am
relieved.
Isaac Asimov

All the hundreds of millions of people who, in their time, believed the Earth was flat never
succeeded in unrounding it by an inch.
Isaac Asimov

Once, when a religionist denounced me in unmeasured terms, I sent him a card saying, "I am
sure you believe that I will go to hell when I die, and that once there I will suffer all the pains
and tortures the sadistic ingenuity of your deity can devise and that this torture will continue
forever. Isn't that enough for you? Do you have to call me bad names in addition?"
Isaac Asimov

What is really amazing, and frustrating, is mankind's habit of refusing to see the obvious and
inevitable until it is there, and then muttering about unforseen catastrophes.
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I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder
and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to
be.
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It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
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A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths
of great value.
Isaac Asimov

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