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Scientists Quotes

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

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Facts are the air of scientists.
Without them you can never fly.
- Linus Pauling

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

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

 

Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed
to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent.
- Donella Meadows

I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack
that life is extinct on other planets
because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
- John F. Kennedy

Scientists have proven that it's impossible to long-jump 30 feet,
but I don't listen to that kind of talk.
Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet.
- Carl Lewis

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Scientists have found the gene for shyness.
They would have found it years ago, but it was hiding
behind a couple of other genes.
- Jonathan Katz

I have some friends, colleagues here at the Karolinska
Institute and even in the United States and many other countries too,
because we are working together as scientists.
- Lennart Nilsson

Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires,
atomic scientists, and business executives,
maybe someday they can master parallel parking.
- Bill Vaughan

The only people who have the long view are some scientists
and some science fiction writers.
- Sheri S. Tepper

As scientists, we keep an open mind,
but we have to base our ideas about the past on archaeological evidence.
- Zahi Hawass

I believe that the quantum of our knowledge will increase
considerably in the coming years and that scientists
will continue to be amongst the brave voices speaking out.
- Peter Garrett

A lot of high-level scientists are in fact people of
almost universal interest.
- Jonathan Miller

The book is a dialogue between The Dalai Lama and a
group of scientists about how we can better handle
our destructive emotions and how to overcome them.
- Daniel Goleman

As it turns out, social scientists have established
only one fact about single women's mental health:
employment improves it.
- Susan Faludi

The most wonderful discovery made by scientists is science itself.
- Jacob Bronowski

What the public needs to understand is that these new technologies,
especially in recombinant DNA technology,
allow scientists to bypass biological boundaries altogether.
- Jeremy Rifkin

Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as scientists.
- James Newman

People are already self-selected by the time they've
decided to become scientists.
- Jonathan Miller

Scientists are people who build the Brooklyn Bridge and then buy it.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

The great Jewish scientists and philosophers of the last few generations -
Spinoza,
Einstein, Freud, Robert Oppenheimer and others -
were natives of Europe and America.
- David Ben-Gurion

Yet the effort to inform the public also encouraged
responsible public discussion that succeeded in developing
a consensus for the measured approach that many scientists supported.
- Paul Berg

The interpretation of facts in a certain way stimulates
other scientists' thoughts.
- Robert Barany

Scientists care deeply about their place in that culture,
and their contribution to it.
- Haldan Keffer Hartline

There is not much that even the most socially responsible
scientists can do as individuals,
or even as a group, about the social consequences of their activities.
- Eric Hobsbawm

The future, according to some scientists,
will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive.
- John Sladek

However, I believe that it would be difficult to have
legitimate scientists agree to participate.
- James Randi

I thought I would reflect here on a theme most scientists enjoy recalling:
the part luck played in their accomplishments.
- Edmond H. Fischer

Just because scientists have the knowledge to do it,
the technology to do it, and some may even have a financial
motive or other incentive to do it,
does not make it right.
- Nathan Deal

Whatever the scientists may say, if we take the supernatural out of life,
we leave only the unnatural.
- Amelia Barr

Theories of love are found in the works of scientists,
philosophers, and theologians.
- Mortimer Adler

I hope to see the bringing together of all the best
educated people of the earth into a worldwide Congress of Scientists.
- Marquis de Condorcet

Scientists and creationists are always at odds,
of course.
- Marilyn vos Savant

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

We all know scientists who in private life do not come
up to the standard of truthfulness,
but who, nevertheless, would not consciously falsify
the results of their researches.
- Franz Boas

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

Just after World War II, this country led the world
in science by every way you could measure it,
yet the number of scientists was a tiny proportion of what it is now.
- James Lovelock

We really think it is a good thing for scientists to
spend a little bit of their time either in the community
or in schools or helping to train high school teachers.
- Thomas R. Cech

Einstein's results again turned the tables and now
very few philosophers or scientists still think that scientific knowledge is,
or can be, proven knowledge.
- Imre Lakatos

I recognized that teaching and research institutions
vitally depend on the involvement of active scientists
also in management functions.
- Richard Ernst

I'd like to think the scientists need us -
but do they? Did Newton need Blake?
- James Merrill

Some of the FDA's own scientists have charged that politics,
not science, is behind the FDA's actions.
- Joseph Crowley

I appeal to my fellow scientists to remember their
responsibility to humanity.
- Joseph Rotblat

So, I am independently well-off and don't have to do anything,
but I still do.
I write books, lecture around the world,
work with scientists and governments.
- Uri Geller

Physicists analyze systems.
Web scientists, however, can create the systems.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Much of Indian science seems intuitive and not bound
by the rigid thinking of classical scientists.
- Roland Joffe

Each generation of scientists stands upon the shoulders
of those who have gone before.
- Owen Chamberlain

Through history, people look for something spiritual.
The greatest scientists in the world were men of religion and faith,
too.
- Kirstie Alley

Now, that is in a way also what scientists are trying
to do they're trying to get people to see that the
world can be represented in an alternative way and that it's right.
- Jonathan Miller

I am optimistic globally.
So many scientists are working frantically on the reparation of our planet.
- Steve Irwin

Others think it the responsibility of scientists to
coerce the rest of society,
because they have the power that derives from special knowledge.
- John Charles Polanyi

Sure, science involves trial and error.
Scientists refine theories each day.
But as they do, they help us grasp more clearly the
wonders of the world and the universe.
- Tony Snow

Scientists announced that they have located the gene for alcoholism.
Scientists say they found it at a party,
talking way too loudly.
- Conan O'Brien

NASA space scientists have been studying giraffe skin
so they can apply what they learn from it to the construction of spacesuits.
- Joanna Lumley

Scientists are peeping toms at the keyhole of eternity.
- Arthur Koestler

Anthropologists are a connecting link between poets and scientists;
though their field-work among primitive peoples has
often made them forget the language of science.
- Robert Graves

What the scientists have in their briefcases is terrifying.
- Nikita Khrushchev

The moral issue here is whether the United States Congress
is going to stand in the way of science and preclude
scientists from doing lifesaving research.
- Rosa DeLauro

Science fiction is no more written for scientists that
ghost stories are written for ghosts.
- Brian Aldiss

Scientists and scholars should constitute themselves
as an international NGO of exceptional authority.
- John Charles Polanyi

If global cooling will come soon - scientists will lose trust.
- Shigenori Maruyama

The athlete of today is not an athlete alone.
He's the center of a team - doctors,
scientists,
coaches, agents and so on.
- Emil Zatopek

Few scientists acquainted with the chemistry of biological
systems at the molecular level can avoid being inspired.
- Donald Cram

In every case, the environmental hazards were made
known only by independent scientists,
who were often bitterly opposed by the corporations
responsible for the hazards.
- Barry Commoner

As neither of these two great research scientists was
able to find the solution to the mystery,
it is small wonder that none of their contemporaries
were able to do so either.
- Robert Barany

Most of the scientific community believes that for
the full potential of embryonic stem cell research to be reached,
the number of cell lines readily available to scientists must increase.
- Ron Kind

The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly.
One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think
deeply and be quite insane.
- Nikola Tesla

Being in an area of the planet where scientists believe
mankind started is quite amazing.
- Jan de Bont

There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down
errors instead of establishing the truth.
- Marie Curie

One way we can enliven the imagination is to push it toward the illogical.
We're not scientists.
We don't always have to make the logical,
reasonable leap.
- Stella Adler


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