Quotes About Science

“Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.”

— Henri Poincare

“The great tragedy of Science – the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.”

— Thomas Huxley

“I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale.”

— Marie Curie

“If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called ‘research,’ would it?”

— Albert Einstein

“[The body is] a marvelous machine…a chemical laboratory, a power-house. Every movement, voluntary or involuntary, full of secrets and marvels.”

— Theodor Herzl

“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

“Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.”

— Bertrand Russell

“I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience. And in addition, to whichever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true.”

— Carl Sagan

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

— Hippocrates

“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I found it!), but ‘That’s funny…'”

— Isaac Asimov

“Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.”

— Albert Einstein

“Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.”

— Ashley Montague