Science Sayings and Quotes

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

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. Will Durant
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. Carl Sagan
If you thought that science was certain - well, that is just an error on your part. Richard Feynman
Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding. Brian Greene
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Arthur C. Clarke
We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works. Douglas Adams
We are a way for the cosmos to know itself. Carl Sagan
One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike -- and yet it is the most precious thing we have. Albert Einstein
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison
It is strange that only extraordinary men make the discoveries, which later appear so easy and simple. Georg C. Lichtenberg
If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment. Ernest Rutherford
An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature, and a measurement is the recording of Nature's answer. Max Planck
Science is the acceptance of what works and the rejection of what does not. That needs more courage than we might think. Jacob Bronowski
Science is vastly more stimulating to the imagination than the classics. J. B. S. Haldane
A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms. George Wald
The black holes of nature are the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe: the only elements in their construction are our concepts of space and time. Subrahmanyan Chadrasekhar
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite. Paul Dirac
Philosophers say a great deal about what is absolutely necessary for science, and it is always, so far as one can see, rather naive, and probably wrong. Richard Feynman
There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science. Louis Pasteur
Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art. Will Durant
The great tragedy of Science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. Thomas H. Huxley
The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them. Sir William Bragg
The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy. Steven Weinberg
Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena. Wilhelm Reich
Science is the poetry of reality. Richard Dawkins
Science consists exactly of those forms of knowledge that can be verified and duplicated by anybody. Seth Lloyd
All of science is nothing more than the refinement of everyday thinking. Albert Einstein
The real and legitimate goal of the sciences is the endowment of human life with new commodities. Francis Bacon
Scientific revolutions, almost by definition, defy common sense. Michio Kaku