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Arthur M. Schlesinger Quotes

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Science and technology revolutionize our lives,
but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger

Related topics: Science

Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change,
history finds its revenge by stamping the collective
unconsciousness with habits and values.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

 

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

Nature never breaks her own laws.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Science merely quantifies and documents
the relationships among miracles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;
a single experiment can prove me wrong.
- Albert Einstein

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction
because of the variety of factors in operation,
not because of any lack of order in nature.
- Albert Einstein

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific
work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to
the gates of the temple of science are written the words:
'Ye must have faith.'
- Max Planck

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

The nineteenth century believed in science but the
twentieth century does not.
- Gertrude Stein

Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
- Jean Rostand

There is a single light of science, and to brighten
it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
- Isaac Asimov

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

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

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

In all science, error precedes the truth,
and it is better it should go first than last.
- Hugh Walpole

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful
hypothesis by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber,
if he has common sense on the ground floor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Science is simply common sense at its best,
that is, rigidly accurate in observation,
and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Huxley

The grand aim of all science is to cover
the greatest number of empirical facts
by logical deduction from
the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
- Albert Einstein

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

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

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods;
and that is,
the sincere desire to find out the truth,
whatever it may be.
- Charles Pierce

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed,
scolded and beamed at the world.
- Jane Howard

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question
"How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"
- Erwin Chargaff

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings
of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
- Mark Russell

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things
to worry about from Science,
along with behaviour control, genetic engineering,
transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained
growth of plastic flowers.
- Lewis Thomas

God does not play dice.
- Albert Einstein

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery,
and you lose for certain; and the greater the number
of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
- Adam Smith

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

There was no "before" the beginning of our universe,
because once upon a time there was no time.
- John D. Barrow

When I find myself in the company of scientists,
I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake
into a room full of dukes.
- W. H. Auden

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
- Francis Bacon

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

The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.
- George William Curtis

Most people say that is it is the intellect
which makes a great scientist.
They are wrong: it is character.
- Albert Einstein

Sadly, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal
in this country and has been going on at universities
and research facilities for years.
- Mike Pence

From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon.
It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.
- Tom Hanks

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces
of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves,
then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
- Leon Battista Alberti

I am not a scientist.
I am, rather, an impresario of scientists.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
- Alan Perlis

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man
looking through a keyhole,
the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Touch a scientist and you touch a child.
- Ray Bradbury

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism;
but when you take it from many writers,
it's research.
- Wilson Mizner

People think of the inventor as a screwball,
but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
- Charles Kettering

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is,
of course, living in a state of sin.
- John von Neumann

Each problem that I solved became a rule,
which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes

Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover
things that can be used for good.
- John Charles Polanyi

I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.
- E. B. White

I hate facts.
I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions -
adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
- Bruce Feirstein

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery,
a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a
spring of capital truths,
and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
- Paul Valery

Leave the atom alone.
- E. Y. Harburg

I believe in general in a dualism between facts and
the ideas of those facts in human heads.
- George Santayana

It will free man from the remaining chains,
the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
- Wernher von Braun

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist
to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast.
It keeps him young.
- Konrad Lorenz

Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion,
give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn
up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.
- James D. Watson


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