135 Science Quotes From Famous Scientists

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Best Quotes About Science From Great Scientists

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

Quotes About Science From Great Scientists

2. “Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.”

– Adam Smith

3. “Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.”

– Oscar Wilde

4. “Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; we should not distort it.”

– A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

5. “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.”

Carl Sagan
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6. “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”

― Isaac Asimov

7. “Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”

– Immanuel Kant

8. Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

― Albert Einstein

9. The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

10. “Science is the acceptance of what works and the rejection of what does not. That needs more courage than we might think.”

Quotes About Art and Science

Quotes About Art and Science

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

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

13. A theory is a supposition which we hope to be true, a hypothesis is a supposition which we expect to be useful; fictions belong to the realm of art; if made to intrude elsewhere, they become either make-believes or mistakes.


14. “Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.”

William Blake

15. “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”

Albert Einstein

16. Art and science have so much in common – the process of trial and error, finding something new and innovative, and to experiment and succeed in a breakthrough.

Peter M. Brant

17. Sciences provide an understanding of a universal experience, Arts are a universal understanding of a personal experience… they are both a part of us and a manifestation of the same thing… the arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity

Mae Jemison

18. Only art and science make us suspect the existence of life to a higher level, and maybe also instil hope thereof.

Ludwig van Beethoven

19. Science and art sometimes can touch one another, like two pieces of the jigsaw puzzle which is our human life, and that contact may be made across the borderline between the two respective domains.

M. C. Escher

20. The difference between science and the arts is not that they are different sides of the same coin… or even different parts of the same continuum, but rather, they are manifestations of the same thing. The arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity.

Mae Jemison

21. The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly – to develop strategies of seeing and showing.

Edward Tufte
Science Quotes for Students By Scientists

Science Quotes for Students By Scientists

22. “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

23. “I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.”

― Richard P. Feynman

24. “What I love about science is that as you learn, you don’t really get answers. You just get better questions.”

– John Green

25. “Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

26. “I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”

– Albert Einstein

27. Outstanding examples of genius – a Mozart, a Shakespeare, or a Carl Friedrich Gauss – are markers on the path along which our species appears destined to read.


28. It is strange that only extraordinary men make discoveries, which later appear so easy and simple.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

29. “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.”


30. “Everything is theoretically impossible until it is done.”

– Robert A. Heinlein

Scientist Quotes on Imagination

31. Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

32. “Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.”

– John Dewey

33. Science is vastly more stimulating to the imagination than the classics.


34. Falsity in intellectual action is intellectual immorality. –

Thomas Chamberlin

35. “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”

― Thomas A. Edison

What is Science Quotes (From Famous Scientist)

36. “The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”

– Neil deGrasse Tyson

37. “Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.”

– Thomas Hobbes

38. “Science is magic that works.”

– Kurt Vonnegut

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


40. “Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it.”

– Robert Sapolsky

41. “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.”

42. “Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”

– Immanuel Kant

43. “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

44. “The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.”

– Edward Teller

45. “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

Quotes about Scientist From Scientists

46. “Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.”

– Stephen Hawking

47. “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

48. “The scientist only imposes two things, namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself and upon other scientists.”

– Erwin Schrödinger

49. The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he’s one who asks the right questions.

― Claude Levi-Strauss

50. A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.

Marie Curie

Science Quotes About Life

51. 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

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

– Albert Einstein

53. 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 are empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.

― Stephen Hawking

54. “By ‘life,’ we mean a thing that can nourish itself and grow and decay.”

– Aristotle

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

― Charles Darwin

56. 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

57. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

― Albert Einstein

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


59. Understanding the history of matter and searching for its most interesting forms, such as galaxies, stars, planets and life, seems a suitable use for our intelligence.


60. “Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”

― Stephen Hawking

Science Quotes From Isaac Newton

61. “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”

62. “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.”

63. “What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.”

64. Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.

65. I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.

66. No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.

Funny Science Quotes

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

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

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

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

71. God created two acts of folly. First, He created the Universe in a Big Bang. Second, He was negligent enough to leave behind evidence for this act, in the form of microwave radiation.


72. “Rockets are cool. There’s no getting around that.”- Elon Musk

73. Blushing is the most peculiar and most human of all expressions. ― Charles Darwin

74. Dreams are often most profound when they seem the craziest. ― Sigmund Freud

75. “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” — Albert Einstein

Scientists Quotes About Wisdom

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

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

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

79. Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. ― Carl Sagan

80. Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses. ―Leonardo da Vinci

81. “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

82. “In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.”- Galileo Galilei

83. “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.” – PHILOLAUS

84. The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. ― Niels Bohr

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

Other Science Quotes From Great Science Quotes

86. In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is. ― Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut

87. 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

88. “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

89. If you thought that science was certain ― well, that is just an error on your part. ― Richard Feynman

90. We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. ― Carl Sagan

91. 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. -WILLIAM RAMSAY

92. Although Nature needs thousands or millions of years to create a new species, man needs only a few dozen years to destroy one. -VICTOR SCHEFFER

93. 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

94. If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment. -ERNEST RUTHERFORD

95. An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature, and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer. -MAX PLANCK

96. A fact acquires its true and full value only through the idea which is developed from it. -JUSTUS VON LIEBIG

Weird science quotes

97. There is no law except the law that there is no law.


98. Falsity in intellectual action is intellectual immorality.


99. What is possible in the Cavendish Laboratory may not be too difficult in the sun.


100. We are storytelling animals, and cannot bear to acknowledge the ordinariness of our daily lives.


101. A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world. ― Louis Pasteur

102. Genius is two per cent inspiration, ninety-eight per cent perspiration. ― Thomas Edison

103. An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men. ― Charles Darwin

More Quotes on Science and Scientists

104. It does not help that some politicians and journalists assume the public is interested only in those aspects of science that promise immediate practical applications to technology or medicine. -STEVEN WEINBERG,

105. Trial by combat of wits in disputations has no attraction for the seeker after truth; to him, the appeal to experiment is the last and only test of the merit of an opinion, conjecture, or hypotheses. -JOSEPH MELLOR

106. Chemistry, unlike other sciences, sprang originally from delusions and superstitions and was at its commencement exactly on a par with magic and astrology. -THOMAS THOMSON,

107. Things are as they are because they were as they were. -THOMAS GOLD,

108. Archimedes’ finding that the crown was of gold was a discovery, but he invented the method of determining the density of solids. Indeed, discoverers must generally be inventors; though inventors are not necessarily discoverers. -WILLIAM RAMSAY,

109. “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

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

111. The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains. ― Nikola Tesla

112. It is necessary to be slightly underemployed if you are to do something significant. ―co-decoder of the human genome. ― James Watson

113. A good gulp of hot whiskey at bedtime―it’s not very scientific, but it helps. [Response when questioned about the common cold. ― Sir Alexander Fleming

114. “Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.” ― Victor Stenger

115. If your hate could be turned into electricity, it would light up the whole world.
― Nikola Tesla

116. There are those who reason well, but they are greatly outnumbered by those who reason badly. ― Galileo Galilei

117. A young man passes from our public schools to the universities, ignorant almost of the elements of every branch of useful knowledge. ― Charles Babbage

118. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane. ― Nikola Tesla

119. The love for all living creatures is the noblest attribute of man. ― Charles Darwin

120. Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free. ― Stephen Hawking

121. The sun, with all the planets revolving around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the universe to do. ― Galileo Galilei

121. Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. ― Thomas Edison

122. In the sciences, the authority of thousands of opinions is not worth as much as one tiny spark of reason in an individual man. ― Galileo Galilei

123. Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe. ― Galileo Galilei

124. An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field. ― Niels Bohr

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

126. “Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.” ― Dan Brown

127. “Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.”- Mary Kay Ash

128. The role of the infinitely small in nature is infinitely great. ― Louis Pasteur

129. The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion. ― Richard Feynman

130. The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool. ― Richard Feynman

131. Physics isn’t the most important thing. Love is. ― Richard Feynman

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

133. The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. ― Stephen Hawking

134. 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

135. I don’t care that they stole my idea . . I care that they don’t have any of their own. ― Nikola Tesla

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