Across the horizon: the rising sun and endless possibilities

Home - Studyworld Studynotes - Quotes - Reports & Essays  Quotes by Topic -  Science (133)






Oakwood Publishing Company:


Study Material



Art  Business  Computer  Dream  Education  Experience  Faith  Friendship  Government  History  Imagination  Intelligence  Life  Love  Music  Movie  Nature  Patriotism  Poetry  Religion  Science  Society  Success  Technology  War 
Topic Quote Author
Science"Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl."Adam, Mike
Science"Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts."Adams, Henry B.
Science"When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods."Alberti, Leon Battista
Science"Only a brave person is willing to honestly admit, and fearlessly to face, what a sincere and logical mind discovers."Alexandria, Rodan of
Science"The dedicated physician is constantly striving for a balance between personal, human values, scientific realities and the inevitabilities of God's will."Allman, Dr. David
Science"The more things doctors are able to do, the more likely that at least a few doctors won't do them. And the result will be more people suing for negligence."Annas, Dr. George J.
Science"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world."Archimedes, 
Science"Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway."Ash, Mary Kay
Science"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'"Asimov, Isaac
Science"There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere."Asimov, Isaac
Science"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."Asimov, Isaac
Science"When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes."Auden, W. H.
Science"Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life."Aurelius, Marcus
Science"If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics."Bacon, Sir Francis
Science"Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost."Baker, Russell
Science"There was no "before" the beginning of our universe, because once upon a time there was no time."Barrow, John D.
Science"Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true."Bohr, Niels
Science"An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field."Bohr, Niels
Science"I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for."Boren, James H.
Science"Research tells us fourteen out of any ten individuals likes chocolate."Boynton, Sandra
Science"Touch a scientist and you touch a child."Bradbury, Ray
Science"The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible."Bradbury, Ray
Science"The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them."Bragg, Sir William
Science"There are no shortcuts in evolution."Brandeis, Louis D.
Science"We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming."Braun, Wernher von
Science"Our sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living things in that enormous immensity."Braun, Wernher von
Science"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing."Braun, Wernher von
Science"It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet."Braun, Wernher von
Science"As crude a weapon as a cave man's club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life."Carson, Rachel
Science"Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question "How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?""Chargaff, Erwin
Science"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."Clarke, Arthur C.
Science"Nature [is] that lovely lady to whom we owe polio, leprosy, smallpox, syphilis, tuberculosis, cancer."Cohen, Dr. Stanley N.
Science"What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on."Cousteau, Jacques
Science"I am not a scientist. I am, rather, an impresario of scientists."Cousteau, Jacques
Science"Cells let us walk, talk, think, make love and realize the bath water is cold."Cudmore, Lorraine Lee
Science"Like the furtive collectors of stolen art, we [cell biologists] are forced to be lonely admirers of spectacular architecture, exquisite symmetry, dramas of violence and death, mobility, self-sacrifice and, yes, rococo sex."Cudmore, Lorraine Lee
Science"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood."Curie, Marie
Science"He is so old that his blood type was discontinued."Curtis, George William
Science"Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems."Descartes, Rene
Science"Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination."Dewey, John
Science"The facts of the present won't sit still for a portrait. They are constantly vibrating, full of clutter and confusion."Dixon, Macneile
Science"That's the nature of research - you don't know what in hell you're doing."Edgerton, Doc
Science"I assert that the cosmic religious experience is the strongest and the noblest driving force behind scientific research."Einstein, Albert
Science"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong."Einstein, Albert
Science"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."Einstein, Albert
Science"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."Einstein, Albert
Science"The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder."Einstein, Albert
Science"All our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike-and yet it is the most precious thing we have."Einstein, Albert
Science"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Einstein, Albert
Science"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Science"Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science."Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Science"Science does not know its debt to imagination."Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Science"Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft."Ervin, Sam
Science"The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success."Feirstein, Bruce
Science"Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them."Fischer, Martin Henry
Science"Evolutionary biology is now uttering and seeking those forces that link us with all those that have being."Forsyth, Adrian
Science"It's going to be a bummer if Mars turns out to be like us."Gingrich, Newt
Science"The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion."Glasow, Arnold H.
Science"A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generation."Gluckman, Max
Science"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."Gould, Stephen Jay
Science"Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within."Gould, Stephen Jay
Science"The scientific community having made a rapid ascent from deep poverty to great affluence, from academe's cloisters to Washington's high councils, still tends to be a bit excitable - not unlike a nouveau riche in a fluctuating market."Greenberg, Daniel S.
Science"Science is... one of the great human endeavors to be ranked with arts and religion as the guide and expression of man's fearless quest for truth."Gregory, Sir Richard Arman
Science"When we decode a cookbook, every one of us is a practicing chemist. Cooking is really the oldest, most basic application of physical and chemical forces to natural materials."Grosser, Arthur E.
Science"From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It's not a miracle; we just decided to go."Hanks, Tom
Science"Leave the atom alone."Harburg, E. Y.
Science"You cannot feed the hungry on statistics."Heine, Heinrich
Science"Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it."Hillary, Sir Edmund
Science"We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like."Hitchcock, Alfred
Science"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."Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Science"Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor."Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Science"Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed, scolded and beamed at the world."Howard, Jane
Science"Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact."Huxley, Thomas H.
Science"Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic."Huxley, Thomas H.
Science"The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact."Huxley, Thomas H.
Science"I think science has enjoyed an extraordinary success because it has such a limited and narrow realm in which to focus its efforts. Namely, the physical universe."Jenkins, Ken
Science"We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more."Jung, Carl Gustav
Science"In an era when the nation's collective imagination is no longer captured by space, real science sometimes has a smaller budget than science fiction."Kendall, Peter
Science"People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people."Kettering, Charles F.
Science"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."King, Jr., Martin Luther
Science"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."King, Jr., Martin Luther
Science"Anthropology provides a scientific basis for dealing with the crucial dilemma of the world today: how can peoples of different appearance... and dissimilar ways of life get along peaceably together?"Kluckhohn, Clyde
Science"Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities."Kroeber, Alfred L.
Science"I look forward to the day when a mongolian idiot, treated biochemically, becomes a successful geneticist."Lejeune, Jerome
Science"Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution."Leno, Jay
Science"The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart."Lippmann, Walter
Science"It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young."Lorenz, Konrad
Science"Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess."Mead, Margaret
Science"When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism; but when you take it from many writers, it's research."Mizner, Wilson
Science"The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease. What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease."Montagu, Ashley
Science"A satellite has no conscience."Murrow, Edward R.
Science"Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed."Nemerov, Howard
Science"Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin."Neumann, John von
Science"Happiness hates the timid! So does science!"O'Neill, Eugene
Science"Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,' they really mean, 'not really.'"Parnas, Dave
Science"That theory is worthless. It isn't even wrong!"Pauli, Wolfgang
Science"Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly."Pauling, Linus
Science"A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God."Perlis, Alan J.
Science"There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods; and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be."Pierce, Charles
Science"Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: 'Ye must have faith.'"Planck, Maxwell
Science"A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."Planck, Maxwell
Science"Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science."Poincar, Henri
Science"For NASA, space is still a high priority."Quayle, Dan
Science"If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready. The first one, too, was made out of chaos."Quillen, Robert
Science"In a manner which matches the fortuity, if not the consequence, of Archimedes' bath and Newton's apple, the 3.6 million year old fossil footprints were eventually noticed one evening in September 1976 by the paleontologist Andrew Hill, who fell while avoiding a ball of elephant dung hurled at him by the ecologist David Western."Reader, John
Science"Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena."Reich, Wilhelm
Science"Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men."Rostand, Jean
Science"Nature composes some of her lovliest poems for the microscope and the telescope."Roszak, Theodore
Science"The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage."Russell, Mark
Science"Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge."Sagan, Carl
Science"I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads."Santayana, George
Science"Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response."Schlesinger, Arthur M.
Science"Surgery is the red flower that blooms among the leaves and thorns that are the rest of medicine."Selzer, Dr. Richard
Science"Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character."Shaw, George Bernard
Science"Science... never solves a problem without creating ten more."Shaw, George Bernard
Science"Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition."Smith, Adam
Science"Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty."Smith, Adam
Science"The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not."Stein, Gertrude
Science"The science of today is the technology of tomorrow."Teller, Edward
Science"A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective."Teller, Edward
Science"The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives, but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves; most things, in fact, are better in the morning."Thomas, Lewis
Science"The uniformity of earth's life, more astonishing than its diversity, is accountable by the high probability that we derived, originally, from some single cell, fertilized in a bolt of lightning as the earth cooled."Thomas, Lewis
Science"The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers."Thomas, Lewis
Science"The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I'm talking about an organic computer - about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor."Toffler, Alvin
Science"There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact."Twain, Mark
Science"Whenever science makes a discovery, the devil grabs it while the angels are debating the best way to use it."Valentine, Alan
Science"The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us."Valery, Paul
Science"There's a greater law than the FDA, and that is an obligation of a doctor to try to do anything he can to save a life when he thinks that there's a chance."Vaughn, Dr. Cecil
Science"We're all living in a chemical soup."Wallace, Lance A.
Science"In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last."Walpole, Hugh
Science"Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion, give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn up the pressure by fostering competitiveness."Watson, James D.
Science"I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel."White, E. B.
Science"In physics, you don't have to go around making trouble for yourself - nature does it for you."Wilczek, Frank


Teacher Ratings: See what

others think

of your teachers

Copy Right