40 Quotes About Science

What does science mean to you? Science has the power to change the world, and these 40 quotes celebrate that power. From famous scientists like Albert Einstein to authors like Carl Sagan, these quotes will make you see science in a whole new light.
Whether you’re a science enthusiast or just looking to learn more about what drives scientific discovery, these quotes are a great place to start!

Quotes About Science

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

2. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

3. Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

4. No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong. – Albert Einstein

5. Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

6. Science does not know its debt to imagination. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

7. Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

9. 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

10. Science never solves a problem without creating ten more. – George Bernard Shaw

11. 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

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

13. Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. – Carl Sagan

14. 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

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

16. Touch a scientist and you touch a child. – Ray Bradbury

17. 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

18. Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing. – Wernher von Braun

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

20. Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true. – Niels Bohr

21. 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

22. 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

23. There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere. – Isaac Asimov

24. If a man’s wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics. – Francis Bacon

25. 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

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

27. 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

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

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

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

31. 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

32. Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. – Adam Smith

33. The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion. – Arnold H. Glasow

34. 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

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

36. I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel. – E. B. White

37. 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

38. 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

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

40. Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. – John Dewey

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