The strongest arguments prove nothing so long as the conclusions are not verified by experience. Experimental science is the queen of sciences and the goal of all speculation.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
There is no area of the world that should not be investigated by scientists. There will always remain some questions that have not been answered. In general, these are the questions that have not yet been posed.
Science, by itself, cannot supply us with an ethic. It can show us how to achieve a given end, and it may show us that some ends cannot be achieved.
Science is the century-old endeavor to bring together by means of systematic thought the perceptible phenomena of this world into as thorough-going an association as possible.
In essence, science is a perpetual search for an intelligent and integrated comprehension of the world we live in.
If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
[Kepler] preferred the hard truth to his dearest illusions, and that is the heart of science.
Inquiry is fatal to certainty.
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.
In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.
The faster you go, the shorter you are.
It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature.
Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.
The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
It is only to the individual that a soul is given.
Genius is rarely able to give any account of its own processes.
Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise.
The new electronic independence re-creates the world in the image of a global village.
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