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For science students and people here is a collection of quotes of famous scientists of world. They will really enjoy this collection.

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Albert Einstein

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
Mary Kay Ash

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.
Max Planck

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Isaac Asimov

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
Mark Russell

Science does not know its debt to imagination.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anybody who has been seriously engaged in 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.'
Max Planck

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

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
Isaac Asimov

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible.
Ray Bradbury

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Carl Sagan

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

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.
Edward Teller

Touch a scientist and you touch a child.
Ray Bradbury

Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.
George Bernard Shaw

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

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
Niels Bohr

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
Wernher von Braun

Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Rene Descartes

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.
Stephen Jay Gould

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.
Carl Jung

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

You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.
Heinrich Heine

Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
Arthur M. Schlesinger

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

The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not.
Gertrude Stein

For NASA, space is still a high priority.
Dan Quayle

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
Thomas Huxley

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.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact.
Thomas Huxley

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

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.
Lewis Thomas

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.
Paul Valery

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.
W. H. Auden

Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
Thomas Huxley

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
Adam Smith

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.
Tom Hanks

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

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.
Adam Smith

There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
Isaac Asimov

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.
Arthur C. Clarke

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

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.
Margaret Mead

The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
Arnold H. Glasow

We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.
Wernher von Braun

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
John Dewey

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.
Walter Lippmann

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.
Stephen Jay Gould

There are no shortcuts in evolution.
Louis D. Brandeis

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.
Alfred Hitchcock

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question "How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"
Erwin Chargaff

People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
Charles Kettering

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.
Jay Leno

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.
Jacques Yves Cousteau

Sadly, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal in this country and has been going on at universities and research facilities for years.
Mike Pence

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

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.
Ashley Montagu

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
Bruce Feirstein

A satellite has no conscience.
Edward R. Murrow

Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover things that can be used for good.
John Charles Polanyi

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
Edward Teller

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

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

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.
Leon Battista Alberti

Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion, give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.
James D. Watson

Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly.
Linus Pauling

He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.
Bill Dana

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
John von Neumann


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