American Scientist Quotes

932 American Scientist quotes:

"It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission."
"Users do not care about what is inside the box, as long as the box does what they need done."
"Human beings, viewed as behaving systems, are quite simple. The apparent complexity of our behavior over time is largely a reflection of the complexity of the environment in which we find ourselves."
"Leaders of the future will have to be visionary and be able to bring people in - real communicators. These are things that women bring to leadership and executive positions, and it's going to be incredibly valuable and incredibly in demand."
"It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good."
"Whenever there is fear, you will get wrong figures."
"Realizing that our actions, feelings and behaviour are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality."
"The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us."
"Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance."
"One man's constant is another man's variable."
"Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers."
"There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality."
"Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower."
"Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right."
"The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work."
"A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp."
"On vacation, I totally unplug. I don't bring a laptop with me."
"Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners."
"Technology may create a condition, but the questions are what do we do about ourselves. We better understand ourselves pretty clearly and we better find ways to like ourselves."
"Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not."

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