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Science Quotes

He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.

I am not a scientist. I am, rather, an impresario of scientists.

I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.

I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions - adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.

I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.

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.

If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready. The first one, too, was made out of chaos.

In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.

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.

Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost.

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.

It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.

Leave the atom alone.

Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.

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

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.