Selected quotes

The human mind always makes progress, but it is a progress in spirals.
Madame de Staël

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
George Orwell

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) Italian physicist and astronomer.

Scientists are explorers. Philosophers are tourists.
Richard Feynman

If your experiment needs statistics, then you ought to have done a better experiment.
Ernest Rutherford (1871- 1937) English physicist, Nobel prize for chemistry 1908.

Work, look for peace and calm in work: you will find it nowhere else.
Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist.

Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know.
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) English philosopher, mathematician.

Science is not belief, but the will to find out.
Anon

Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.
Albert Szent-Gyorgi (1893-1986) U.S. biochemist.

The man of science has learned to believe in justification, not by faith, but by verification.
Thomas H. Huxley (1825-95) English biologist.

True science teaches us to doubt and, in ignorance, to refrain.
Claude Bernard (1813-78) French physiologist.

There are no whole truths: all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) English philosopher and mathematician.

True science teaches, above all, to doubt and be ignorant.
Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936) Spanish writer and philosopher.

Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing.
Werner Von Braun (1912-1977) German rocket engineer.

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas Edison (1847-1931) U. S. inventor.

Nobody knows why, but the only theories which work are the mathematical ones.
Michael Holt, in Mathematics in Art.

Too many people are spending money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.

Will Smith


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