Isaac Asimov Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Isaac Asimov quotes, Isaac Asimov sayings, and Isaac Asimov proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Scientists derive satisfaction from figuring out the puzzle. It's about the quest, not the grail. Isaac Asimov
The fact that the general incidence of leukemia has doubled in the last two decades may be due, partly, to the increasing use of x-rays for numerous purposes. The incidence of leukemia in doctors, who are likely to be so exposed, is twice that of the general public. In radiologists … the incidence is ten times greater. Isaac Asimov
The government doesn't want any system of transmitting information to remain unbroken, unless it's under its own control. Isaac Asimov
To succeed, planning alone is insufficient. One must improvise as well. Isaac Asimov
Life is pleasant, death is peaceful... Isaac Asimov 
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. Isaac Asimov
It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. Isaac Asimov
Democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive it. Convenience and decency cannot survive it. As you put more and more people onto the world, the value of life not only declines, but it disappears. It doesn't matter if someone dies, the more people there are, the less one person matters. Isaac Asimov
To bring about destruction by overcrowding, mass starvation, anarchy, the destruction of our most cherished values, there is no need to do anything. We need only do nothing except what comes naturally, and breed and how easy it is to do nothing. Isaac Asimov
All life is nucleic acid the rest is commentary. Isaac Asimov
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right. Isaac Asimov
People who don't expect justice don't have to suffer disappointment. Isaac Asimov
Love life seems to be that factor which requires the largest quantity of magical tinkering. Isaac Asimov
In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate. Isaac Asimov
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today. Isaac Asimov
Life is glorious when it is happy. Days are carefree when they are happy. Isaac Asimov
I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander. Isaac Asimov
Science can amuse and fascinate us all, but it is engineering that changes the world. Isaac Asimov
When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent. Isaac Asimov
The first step in making rabbit stew is catching the rabbit. Isaac Asimov
Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in. Isaac Asimov
The laws of history are as absolute as the laws of physics, and if the probabilities of error are greater, it is only because history does not deal with as many humans as physics does atoms, so that individual variations count for more. Isaac Asimov