Science quotes page 1
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of
them all - the apathy of human beings.
In science, all facts no matter how trivial, enjoy democratic equality.
Science is but a perversion of itself unless it has as its ultimate goal the betterment of
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. They are complementary.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is
not worth the humble reasoning of a
Science, philosophy and religion are bound to converge as they draw nearer to the whole.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all
science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of
natural laws - a thing which can never be demonstrated.
The artist may be well advised to keep his work to himself till it is completed, because no one
can readily help him or advise him with it... but the scientist is wiser not to withhold a single
finding or a single conjecture from publicity.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Science has taught us how to put the atom to work. But to make it work for good instead of
for evil lies in the domain dealing with the principles of human duty.
Bernard Mannes Baruch
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
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.
Philosophy is the true mother of science.
Surely there was never an army which advanced like the army of science.
Sir Winston Churchill
Hence I feel no shame in asserting that this whole region engirdled by the moon, and the
center of the earth, traverse this grand circle amid the rest of the planets in an annual
revolution around the sun. Near the sun is the center of the universe. Moreover, since the
sun remains stationary, whatever appears as a motion of the sun is really due rather to the
motion of the earth.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Edgar Allan Poe
As for science and religion, the known and admitted facts are few and plain enough. All that
the parsons say is unproved. All that the doctors say is disproved. That's the only difference
between science and religion there's ever been, or will be.
G. K. Chesterton
The economic transmission of power without wires is of all-surpassing importance to man. By
its means he will gain complete mastery of the air, the sea and the desert. It will enable him
to dispense with the necessity of mining, pumping, transporting and burning fuel, and so do
away with innumerable causes of sinful waste. By its means, he will obtain at any place and in
any desired amount, the energy of remote waterfalls - to drive his machinery, to construct his
canals, tunnels and highways, to manufacture the materials of his want, his clothing and food,
to heat and light his home - year in, year out, ever and ever, by day and by night. It will make
the living glorious sun his obedient, toiling slave. It will bring peace and harmony on earth.
Mathematics is the key and door to the sciences.
Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's
upper chamber, if he has common sense
on the ground floor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to
humanity, and is the torch which
illuminates the world.
The science hangs like a gathering fog in a valley, a fog which begins nowhere and goes
nowhere, an incidental, unmeaning inconvenience to passers-by.
H. G. Wells
Lottery, n. A tax on people who are bad at math.
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than
In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that's a really good argument; my
position is mistaken," and then they 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.