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
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
If you thought that science was certain - well, that is just an error on your part.
Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding.
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.
We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.
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.
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.
An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature, and a measurement is the recording of Nature's answer.
Science is the acceptance of what works and the rejection of what does not. That needs more courage than we might think.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science.
Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.
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.
Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
Science is the poetry of reality.
Science consists exactly of those forms of knowledge that can be verified and duplicated by anybody.
All of science is nothing more than the refinement of everyday thinking.
The real and legitimate goal of the sciences is the endowment of human life with new commodities.
Scientific revolutions, almost by definition, defy common sense.