English Scientist Quotes


505 English Scientist quotes:



"In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact rarely get as far as fact."
"It is the customary fate of new truths, to begin as heresies, and to end as superstitions."
"Size is not grandeur, and territory does not make a nation."
"The best men of the best epochs are simply those who make the fewest blunders and commit the fewest sins."
"The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher."
"The scientific spirit is of more value than its products, and irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors."
"It is like a voyage of discovery into unknown lands, seeking not for new territory but for new knowledge. It should appeal to those with a good sense of adventure."
"It is, I find, in zoology as it is in botany: all nature is so full, that that district produces the greatest variety which is the most examined."
"It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject; the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual."
"The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us."
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"Will is nothing more than a particular case of the general doctrine of association of ideas, and therefore a perfectly mechanical thing."
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"The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box."
"Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness."
"We can't leave people in abject poverty, so we need to raise the standard of living for 80% of the world's people, while bringing it down considerably for the 20% who are destroying our natural resources."
"Sometimes you get a glimpse of a semicolon coming, a few lines farther on, and it is like climbing a steep path through woods and seeing a wooden bench just at a bend in the road ahead, a place where you can expect to sit for a moment, catching your breath."
"Learn what is true in order to do what is right."
"Einstein was a man who could ask immensely simple questions. And what his work showed is that when the answers are simple too, then you can hear God thinking."
"The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication."
"The relationship between a Russian and a bottle of vodka is almost mystical."
"Human beings are the only creatures who are able to behave irrationally in the name of reason."


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