150 Inspirational Science Quotes

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Top inspirational science quotes

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.

— Albert Einstein

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong.

— Albert Einstein

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Science does not know its debt to imagination.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

— Isaac Asimov

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.

— Mary Kay Ash

Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.

— George Bernard Shaw

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

— Max Planck

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…’

— Isaac Asimov

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.

— Carl Sagan

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.

— Marcus Aurelius

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance – the idea that anything is possible.

— Ray Bradbury

Touch a scientist and you touch a child.

— Ray Bradbury

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.

— Carl Jung

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.

— Wernher von Braun

Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.

— Rene Descartes

Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true.

— Niels Bohr

Anybody who has been seriously engaged in scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: ‘Ye must have faith.’

— Max Planck

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.

— Margaret Mead

There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.

— Isaac Asimov

If a man’s wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.

— Francis Bacon

A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective.

— Edward Teller

Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.

— Thomas Huxley

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.

— Louis Pasteur

The great tragedy of science – the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.

— Thomas Huxley

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.

— Mark Russell

Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.

— Hippocrates

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.

— Konrad Lorenz

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.

— Adam Smith

The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.

— Arnold H. Glasow

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what’s going on.

— Jacques Yves Cousteau

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact.

— Thomas Huxley

I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.

— E. B. White

Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.

— Stephen Jay Gould

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.

— Adam Smith

I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.

— George Santayana

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.

— John Dewey

For NASA, space is still a high priority.

— Dan Quayle

I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions – adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man’s upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

— Arthur C. Clarke

Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories those that don’t work, those that break down and those that get lost.

— Russell Baker

You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.

— Heinrich Heine

Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.

— Arthur M. Schlesinger

I am not a scientist. I am, rather, an impresario of scientists.

— Jacques Yves Cousteau

The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not.

— Gertrude Stein

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.

— Alan Perlis

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

— Bruce Feirstein

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like.

— Alfred Hitchcock

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.

— Paul Valery

In science, ‘fact’ can only mean ‘confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.’ I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.

— Stephen Jay Gould

We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.

— Wernher von Braun

There are no shortcuts in evolution.

— Louis D. Brandeis

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question ‘How?’ but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question ‘Why?’

— Erwin Chargaff

When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes.

— W. H. Auden

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow’s speed.

— Howard Nemerov

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.

— Edmund Hillary

All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one’s brain rejects it for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.

— Roger Bacon

From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It’s not a miracle we just decided to go.

— Tom Hanks

Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.

— Jean Rostand

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease. What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.

— Ashley Montagu

People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.

— Charles Kettering

It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.

— Wernher von Braun

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.

— John von Neumann

Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly.

— Linus Pauling

Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.

— Wilhelm Reich

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.

— Edward Teller

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.

— Lewis Thomas

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.

— Henry Adams

Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution.

— Jay Leno

He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.

— Bill Dana

Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion, give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.

— James D. Watson

A satellite has no conscience.

— Edward R. Murrow

In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.

— Hugh Walpole

If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready. The first one, too, was made out of chaos.

— Robert Quillen

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be.

— Charles Pierce

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief… that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.

— Walter Lippmann

The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.

— Irving Langmuir

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods.

— Leon Battista Alberti

The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I’m talking about an organic computer – about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.

— Alvin Toffler

Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover things that can be used for good.

— John Charles Polanyi

Sadly, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal in this country and has been going on at universities and research facilities for years.

— Mike Pence

Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent.

— Donella Meadows

Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft.

— Sam Ervin

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed, scolded and beamed at the world.

— Jane Howard

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them.

— Martin Henry Fischer

Leave the atom alone.

— E. Y. Harburg

Whenever anyone says, ‘theoretically,’ they really mean, ‘not really.’

— Dave Parnas

There was no ‘before’ the beginning of our universe, because once upon a time there was no time.

— John D. Barrow

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

— Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

— Albert Einstein

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.

— Albert Einstein

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.

— Albert Einstein

The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.

— Albert Einstein

Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.

— Albert Einstein

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

— Albert Einstein

The man of science is a poor philosopher.

— Albert Einstein

It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man’s insecurity before himself and before nature.

— Albert Einstein

Science may have found a cure for most evils but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings.

— Helen Keller

Success is a science if you have the conditions, you get the result.

— Oscar Wilde

A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

— George Bernard Shaw

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.

— Oscar Wilde

Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.

— John F. Kennedy

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.

— Edgar Allan Poe

Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.

— Carl Sagan

I’m concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet.

— Joan Jett

If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.

— Aristotle

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.

— Carl Sagan

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.

— Charles Darwin

Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things.

— Elbert Hubbard

Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.

— Jimi Hendrix

The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.

— Elbert Hubbard

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.

— Thomas A. Edison

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.

— H. L. Mencken

Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.

— Theodore Roosevelt

Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.

— Pope John Paul II

The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.

— Milton Friedman

Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.

— Plato

Science is nothing but perception.

— Plato

Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared. And the country’s scared.

— Barack Obama

He who possesses art and science has religion he who does not possess them, needs religion.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.

— Abdul Kalam

The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.

— Stephen Hawking

There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured. The only solution known to science is to provide the patient with an isolation room, where he can endure the acute stages in private and where food can be poked in to him with a stick.

— Robert A. Heinlein

Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today – but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.

— Isaac Asimov

Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.

— Carl Sagan

Science arose from poetry… when times change the two can meet again on a higher level as friends.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The credit of advancing science has always been due to individuals and never to the age.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning while those other subjects merely require scholarship.

— Robert A. Heinlein

One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.

— Robert A. Heinlein

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.

— William Blake

I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.

— Carl Sagan

If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits?

— Carl Sagan

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.

— Bertrand Russell

When I die, I’m leaving my body to science fiction.

— Steven Wright

Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know.

— Bertrand Russell

It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.

— Richard Dawkins

Science has explained nothing the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness.

— Aldous Huxley

I have seen firsthand that agricultural science has enormous potential to increase the yields of small farmers and lift them out of hunger and poverty.

— Bill Gates

Every science has for its basis a system of principles as fixed and unalterable as those by which the universe is regulated and governed. Man cannot make principles he can only discover them.

— Thomas Paine

Theology is a science of mind applied to God.

— Henry Ward Beeche

Many of these inspirational science quotes are the result of a collection from various sources; such as newspapers, magazines, bible, other speakers, write-ups, seminars, articles and websites and every effort has been made to give credit where it is due for the material contained herein.

Most of these inspirational science quotes’ meanings are straight forward and easy to understand probably due to their simplicity or nature of their authors, and other inspirational science quotes may sound like parables or proverbs which might be difficult to understand their meanings. When you come across difficult inspirational science quotes, Please read the quote more than once or repeatedly until you get the meaning.

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