108+ Best Science Quotes That Make You Rethink

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Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. – Isaac Newton

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. – Carl Sagan

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. – Isaac Asimov

Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. – Robert A. Heinlein.

The reward of the young scientist is the emotional thrill of being the first person in the history of the world to see something or to understand something. Nothing can compare with that experience. – Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe. – Albert Einstein

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge. – Thomas Berger

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. – Albert Einstein

Science does not know its debt to imagination. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life cannot have had a random beginning … The trouble is that there are about 2000 enzymes, and the chance of obtaining them all in a random trial is only one part in 10^40,000, an outrageously small probability that could not be faced even if the whole universe consisted of organic soup. – Fred Hoyle

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. – Immanuel Kant

Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death. – William Blake

What you learn from a life in science is the vastness of our ignorance. – David Eagleman

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants. – Issac Newton

It is strange that only extraordinary men make the discoveries, which later appear so easy and simple. – Georg C. Lichtenberg

Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge. – Stephen Hawking

Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result. – Oscar Wilde

Science is organized knowledge. – Herbert Spencer

There may be babblers, wholly ignorant of mathematics, who dare to condemn my hypothesis, upon the authority of some part of the Bible twisted to suit their purpose. I value them not, and scorn their unfounded judgment. – Nicolaus Copernicus

Progress is made by trial and failure; the failures are generally a hundred times more numerous than the successes; yet they are usually left unchronicled. – Wıllıam Ramsay

There is no law except the law that there is no law. – John Archibald Wheeler

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow. – Edward Teller

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing. – Wernher von Braun

If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign? – Albert Einstein

Our virtues and our failures are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more. – Nikola Tesla

Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true. – Niels Bohr

We pass through this world but once. Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within. – Stephen Jay Gould

I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. – Isaac Newton

Actually, everything that can be known has a Number; for it is impossible to grasp anything with the mind or to recognize it without this. – Phılolaus

Falsity in intellectual action is intellectual immorality. – Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin

Impossible only means that you haven’t found the solution yet. – Anonymous

In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs. – Sir William Osler

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. – Galileo Galilei

Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. – Robert A. Heinlein

The human brain is an incredible pattern-matching machine. – Jeff Bezos

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 Chandrasekhar

The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. – Marie Curie

Every brilliant experiment, like every great work of art, starts with an act of imagination. – Jonah Lehrer

The saddest aspect of life right now is that gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. – Isaac Asimov

By ‘life,’ we mean a thing that can nourish itself and grow and decay. – Aristotle

Shall I refuse my dinner because I do not fully understand the process of digestion? – Oliver Heaviside

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants. – Isaac Newton

Science is the acceptance of what works and the rejection of what does not. That needs more courage than we might think. – Jacob Bronowskı

Science is not only a disciple of reason but also one of romance and passion. – Stephen Hawking

Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated. – Rosalind Franklin

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. – Charles Darwin

I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something. – Richard P. Feynman

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: If there is any reaction, both are transformed. – C.G. Jung

If you believe in science, like I do, you believe that there are certain laws that are always obeyed. – Stephen Hawking

The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together. – Carl Sagan

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. – Albert Einstein

All outstanding work, in art as well as in science, results from immense zeal applied to a great idea. – Santiago Ramón y Cajal

If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off… no matter what they say. – Barbara McClintock

Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another. – Thomas Hobbes

There are three stages in scientific discovery. First, people deny that it is true, then they deny that it is important; finally, they credit the wrong person. – Bill Bryson

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

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself. – Galileo

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. – John Dewey

We know very little, and yet it is astonishing that we know so much, and still more astonishing that so little knowledge can give us so much power. – Bertrand Russell

Above all, don’t fear difficult moments. The best comes from them. – Rita Levi-Montalcini

Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought. – Albert Szent-Györgyi

Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Albert Einstein

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand. – Dan Brown

Science is nothing but perception. – Plato

Aerodynamically the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway. – Mary Kay Ash

If you want to have good ideas, you must have many ideas. – Linus Pauling

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special. – Stephen Hawking Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. – Marie Curie

I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. – Albert Einstein

Modern science has been a voyage into the unknown, with a lesson in humility waiting at every stop. Many passengers would rather have stayed home. – Carl Sagan

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former. – Albert Einstein

The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he’s one who asks the right questions. – Claude Levi-Strauss

Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings. – Victor Stenger

Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science. – Edwin Powell Hubble

An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature, and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer. – Max Planck

Science means constantly walking a tightrope between blind faith and curiosity; between expertise and creativity; between bias and openness; between experience and epiphany; between ambition and passion; and between arrogance and conviction – in short, between and old today and a new tomorrow. – Henrich Rohrer

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. – Louis Pasteur

One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away. – Stephen Hawking

Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; we should not distort it. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe. – Albert Einstein

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. – Adam Smith

When kids look up to great scientists the way they do musicians, actors [and sports figures], civilization will jump to the next level. – Brian Greene

The important thing is to never stop questioning [or learning]. – Albert Einstein

Rockets are cool. There’s no getting around that. – Elon Musk

Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny. – Stephen Hawking

Science is vastly more stimulating to the imagination than the classics. – J. B. S. Haldane

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. – Albert Einstein

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. – Thomas A. Edison

In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact rarely get as far as fact. – Thomas Huxley

What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean. – Isaac Newton

We cannot solve problems with the same thinking we used to create them. – Albert Einstein

I am among those who think that science has great beauty. – Marie Curie

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. – Arthur C. Clarke

The feeling of awed wonder that science can give us is one of the highest experiences of which the human psyche is capable. – Richard Dawkins

Mathematics reveals its secrets only to those who approach it with pure love, for its own beauty. – Archimedes

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance. – Hippocrates

What I love about science is that as you learn, you don’t really get answers. You just get better questions. – John Green

All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge. – Leonardo da Vinci

Science is magic that works. – Kurt Vonnegut

The scientist only imposes two things, namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself and upon other scientists. – Erwin Schrödinger

Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth. – Jules Verne

There is not a discovery in science, however revolutionary, however sparkling with insight, that does not arise out of what went before. – Isaac Asimov

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. – Albert Einstein

The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence. – Nikola Tesla

Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer; art is everything else. – Donald E. Knuth

Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it. – Robert Sapolsky