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"Can a society in which thought and technique are scientific persist for a long period, as, for example, ancient Egypt persisted, or does it necessarily contain within itself forces which must bring either decay or explosion?"
"Faith is a fine invention when Gentleman can see -- but microscopes are prudent in an emergency"
"For undemocratic reasons and for motives not of State, they arrive at their conclusions -- largely inarticulate. Being void of self-expression they confide their views to none; but sometimes in a smoking room, one learns why things were done."
Author: Kipling Quotes Category: Scientists Quotes
"Formal symbolic representation of qualitative entities is doomed to its rightful place of minor significance in a world where flowers and beautiful women abound."
"From man or angel the great Architect did wisely to conceal, and not divulge his secrets to be scanned by them who ought rather admire; or if they list to try conjecture, he his fabric of the heavens left to their disputes, perhaps to move his laughter at their quaint opinions wide hereafter, when they come to model heaven calculate the stars, how they will wield the mighty frame, how build, unbuild, contrive to save appearances, how gird the sphere with centric and eccentric scribbled o'er, and epicycle, orb in orb."
Author: Milton Quotes Category: Scientists Quotes
"Furnished as all Europe now is with Academies of Science, with nice instruments and the spirit of experiment, the progress of human knowledge will be rapid and discoveries made of which we have at present no conception. I begin to be almost sorry I was born so soon, since I cannot have the happiness of knowing what will be known a hundred years hence."
"He had been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put into vials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw, inclement summers."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Scientists Quotes
"If we knew all the laws of Nature, we should need only one fact, or the description of one actual phenomenon, to infer all the particular results at that point. Now we know only a few laws, and our result is vitiated, not, of course, by any confusion or irregularity in Nature, but by our ignorance of essential elements in the calculation. Our notions of law and harmony are commonly confined to those instances which we detect; but the harmony which results from a far greater number of seemingly conflicting, but really concurring, laws, which we have not detected, is still more wonderful. The particular laws are as our points of view, as, to the traveler, a mountain outline varies with every step, and it has an infinite number of profiles, though absolutely but one form. Even when cleft or bored through it is not comprehended in its entireness."
"In science men have discovered an activity of the very highest value in which they are no longer, as in art, dependent for progress upon the appearance of continually greater genius, for in science the successors stand upon the shoulders of their predecessors; where one man of supreme genius has invented a method, a thousand lesser men can apply it."
Author: Russell Quotes Category: Scientists Quotes
"Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought -- particularly for people who can never"
Author: Allen Quotes Category: Scientists Quotes
"Man lives for science as well as bread."
Author: James Quotes Category: Scientists Quotes
"Science becomes dangerous only when it imagines that it has reached its goal."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Scientists Quotes
"Science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value judgments of all kinds remain necessary."
"Science is always wrong, it never solves a problem without creating ten more."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Scientists Quotes
"Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated."
"Science is the attempt to make the chaotic diversity of our sense experience correspond to a logically uniform system of thought."
"Science is the century-old endeavor to bring together by means of systematic thought the perceptible phenomena of this world into as thorough-going an association as possible."
"Science, after all, is only an expression for our ignorance of our own ignorance."
Author: Butler Quotes Category: Scientists Quotes
"Scientists have odious manners, except when you prop up their theory; then you can borrow money of them."
Author: Twain Quotes Category: Scientists Quotes Manners Quotes
"The latest refinements of science are linked with the cruelties of the Stone Age."

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