English Scientist Quotes

510 English Scientist quotes:

"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life."
"I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions."
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"We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act."
"A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone."
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change."
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"If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin."
"A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth."
"I love fools' experiments. I am always making them."
"How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children."
"The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts."
"The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason."
"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science."
"False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness."
"I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars."
"I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me."
"We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities... still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin."
"What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!"
"My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts."
"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something."
"A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others."

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