Quotes - Science
A collection of quotes on science.
"But time is short, and science is infinite…"
“Ah, it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all; and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain.”
"I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race."
Thomas Love Peacock
“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
“Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no need of change.”
“Human science fragments everything in order to understand it, kills everything in order to examine it. ”
“There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.”
“Science, my boy, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.”
“Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night:
God said, Let Newton be! and all was light.”
“I like the scientific spirit—the holding off, the being sure but not too sure, the willingness to surrender ideas when the evidence is against them: this is ultimately fine—it always keeps the way beyond open—always gives life, thought, affection, the whole man, a chance to try over again after a mistake—after a wrong guess.”