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

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

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

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

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

Nothing tends so much to the corruption of science as to suffer it to stagnate; these waters must be troubled before they can exert their virtues.

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

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

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

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.

Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft.

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

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

Science - in other words, knowledge - is not the enemy of religion; for, if so, then religion would mean ignorance; but it is often the antagonist of school-divinity.

Science alone of all the subjects contains within itself the lesson of the danger of belief in the infallibility of the greatest teachers in the preceding generation ... Learn from science that you must doubt the experts. As a matter of fact, I can also define science another way: Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts. See quote detail

Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of nationality.

Science brings men nearer to God.

Science cannot determine origin, and so cannot determine destiny. As it presents only a sectional view of creation, it gives only a sectional view of everything in creation.

Science corrects the old creeds, sweeps away, with every new perception, our infantile catechisms, and necessitates a faith commensurate with the grander orbits and universal laws which it discloses.

Science does not know its debt to imagination. Goethe did not believe that a great naturalist could exist without this faculty.


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