Best 424 of Scientist quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 13 Sep

Umberto Eco

Even today, I frequently meet scientists who, outside their own narrow discipline, are superstitious.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Breault

Every great artist raises art to a science, and every great scientist raises science to an art, hence we have Michelangelo's David and Einstein's Theory of Relativity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ziya Tong

Scientists believe that the invention of clothing in Africa was a key factor in allowing our ancestors to migrate into colder climates and to spread across the globe.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

All women scientists should marry, rear children, cook, and clean in order to achieve fulfillment, to be a complete woman.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Morgan Freeman

A scientist sounds like a scientist because the things that come out of their mouth don't stumble, that's all. If they [said], "And the, um, a microwave, uh," you know, then you don't sound right, but if you can just get it out without stumbling then you're going to sound fine.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Rotblat

Alice Stewart [is] a much underestimated scientist who has been an indomitable challenger of the establishment and a thorn in the flesh of the nuclear industry.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Noam Chomsky

Scientists generally, not just evolutionary biologists, don't take much for granted.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Louis De Broglie

Vulnerable, like all men, to the temptations of arrogance, of which intellectual pride is the worst, he [the scientist] must nevertheless remain sincere and modest, if only because his studies constantly bring home to him that, compared with the gigantic aims of science, his own contribution, no matter how important, is only a drop in the ocean of truth.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

My mission is to make the external God of human society obsolete in front of humanity’s internal Godliness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Fred Brooks

A scientist builds in order to learn; an engineer learns in order to build.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Arthur Stanley Eddington

Religious creeds are a great obstacle to any full sympathy between the outlook of the scientist and the outlook which religion is so often supposed to require ... The spirit of seeking which animates us refuses to regard any kind of creed as its goal. It would be a shock to come across a university where it was the practice of the students to recite adherence to Newton's laws of motion, to Maxwell's equations and to the electromagnetic theory of light. We should not deplore it the less if our own pet theory happened to be included, or if the list were brought up to date every few years. We should say that the students cannot possibly realise the intention of scientific training if they are taught to look on these results as things to be recited and subscribed to. Science may fall short of its ideal, and although the peril scarcely takes this extreme form, it is not always easy, particularly in popular science, to maintain our stand against creed and dogma.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Steven Magee

The biggest thing that Stephen Hawking taught me is that an extremely sickly and sedentary person can live to the ripe old age of seventy six.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hilaire Belloc

But scientists, who ought to know Assure us that it must be so. Oh, let us never, never doubt What nobody is sure about.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dan Brown

As a scientist I have come to learn that information is only as valuable as its source.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Adam Frank

Scientists and artists are both living in the cultural milieu that they come up in. They're always responding to what is happening culturally.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robyn Mundell

Be patient with him. If the same quality did not exist in you, you wouldn’t notice it in him.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Richard Dawkins

I am one of those scientists who feels that it is no longer enough just to get on and do science. We have to devote a significant proportion of our time and resources to defending it from deliberate attack from organised ignorance.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Susanne Katherina Langer

The faith of scientists in the power and truth of mathematics is so implicit that their work has gradually become less and less observation, and more and more calculation.... But the facts which are accepted by virtue of these tests are not actually observed at all.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Tim Berners-lee

Physicists analyse systems. Web scientists, however, can create the systems.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Crichton

The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus. There is no such thing as consensus science. If it's consensus, it isn't science. If it's science, it isn't consensus. Period.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Dennett

I am a philosopher, not a scientist, and we philosophers are better at questions than answers.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Haruki Murakami

Properly speaking, should any individual ever have exact, clear knowledge of his own core consciousness?" "I wouldn't know," I said. "Nor would we," said the scientists.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jiddu Krishnamurti

We are concerned, not with the development of just one capacity, such as that of a mathematician, or a scientist, or a musician, but with the total development of the student as a human being.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jacob Bronowski

The most remarkable discovery ever made by scientists is science itself. The discovery must be compared in importance with the invention of cave-painting and of writing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel J. Bernstein

I thank God for not making me a computer scientist.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jim Davidson

Scientists have discovered a food that reduces a woman's sex drive by 99%. Wedding cake.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sam Harris

It is time that scientists and other public intellectuals observed that the contest between faith and reason is zero-sum.

By Anonym 15 Sep

L. A. Paul

We should listen to both philosophers and scientists, because the philosophical contribution is different from the scientific contribution, and both of them are worthwhile.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Karl Marx

The product of mental labor - science - always stands far below its value, because the labor-time necessary to reproduce it has no relation at all to the labor-time required for its original production.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

Think of facts and figures as bricks and cement, and science or scientific understanding as a building. Without the vision of the architect, it's impossible to construct the building no matter how much bricks and cement you have.

By Anonym 13 Sep

James Randi

I can go into a lab and fool the rear ends off any group of scientists.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christopher Hampton

You know very well that unless you're a scientist, it's much more important for a theory to be shapely, than for it to be true.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Lennox

Not every statement by a scientist is a statement of science.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Theodore Von Karman

Science is the study of what Is, Engineering builds what Will Be. The scientist merely explores that which exists, while the engineer creates what has never existed before.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Harry Kroto

The humanitarian philosophies that have been developed (sometimes under some religious banner and invariably in the face of religious opposition) are human inventions, as the name implies - and our species deserves the credit. I am a devout atheist - nothing else makes any sense to me and I must admit to being bewildered by those, who in the face of what appears so obvious, still believe in a mystical creator. However I can see that the promise of infinite immortality is a more palatable proposition than the absolute certainty of finite mortality which those of us who are subject to free thought (as opposed to free will) have to look forward to and many may not have the strength of character to accept it. Thus I am a supporter of Amnesty International, a humanist and an atheist. I believe in a secular, democratic society in which women and men have total equality, and individuals can pursue their lives as they wish, free of constraints - religious or otherwise. I feel that the difficult ethical and social problems which invariably arise must be solved, as best they can, by discussion and am opposed to the crude simplistic application of dogmatic rules invented in past millennia and ascribed to a plethora of mystical creators - or the latest invention; a single creator masquerading under a plethora of pseudonyms. Organisations which seek political influence by co-ordinated effort disturb me and thus I believe religious and related pressure groups which operate in this way are acting antidemocratically and should play no part in politics. I also have problems with those who preach racist and related ideologies which seem almost indistinguishable from nationalism, patriotism and religious conviction.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shelby D. Hunt

Consistent with the liberal views of the Enlightenment, Leibniz was an optimist with respect to human reasoning and scientific progress. Although he was a great reader and admirer of Spinoza, Leibniz, being a confirmed deist, rejected emphatically Spinoza's pantheism.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sam Kean

If anything runs deeper than a mathematician’s love of variables, it’s a scientist’s love of constants.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Joshua Dalzelle

So a scientist and an engineer are tossed into separate rooms, stocked with tools and parts, and told that they aren't allowed out until they've produced a working prototype for a radio receiver. After two days, the scientist has covered the walls in scribbling and looks like a mad man, raving about how not only is it impossible to build a receiver with the parts given but that he's proven that radio is theoretically impossible anyway. When they check on the engineer, they find that he'd built the receiver in less than a day, fashioned a crude speaker and antenna, and had found a radio broadcast he liked and hadn't bothered to tell them he'd finished.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Victor J. Stenger

In a poll taken in 1998, only 7 percent of the members of the US National Academy of Sciences, the elite of American scientists, said they believed in a personal god.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jacques Derrida

Why is it apparently the philosopher who is expected to be "easier" and not some scientist or other who is even more inaccessible to the same readers?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kurt Vonnegut

I am a very bad scientist. I will do anything to make a human being feel better, even if it's unscientific.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jonah Goldberg

There's nothing within science per se that says medical researchers must not experiment on human subjects; it is the imposition of ethical dogma that constrains the scientist.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephen Jay Gould

I dreamed of becoming a scientist, in general, and a paleontologist, in particular, ever since the Tyrannosaurus skeleton awed and scared me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Simone Weil

Science is voiceless; it is the scientists who talk.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Subrahmanijan Chandrasekhar

In some strange way, any new fact or insight that I may have found has not seemed to me as a “discovery” of mine, but rather something that had always been there and that I had chanced to pick up.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bjork

I love being a very personal singer-songwriter, but I also like being a scientist or explorer.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Hiromu Arakawa

It’s ironic that as scientists that don’t believe in god, were the ones that are closest to god.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Zapruder

Miroslav Holub seems to expect his readers to act like scientists, who are curious in every direction, take nothing for granted, and are willing to accept any truth, however unexpected.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Michael Bierut

The scientists at CERN were actually surprised that people commented on this. Reportedly Fabiola Gianotti, the coordinator of the CERN program to find the Higgs Boson, was asked why she had selected Comic Sans. She simply said, "Because I like it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Kurtz

Only a fool of a scientist would dismiss the evidence and reports   in front of him and substitute his own beliefs in their place.