Science Proverbs

Sayings about Science

Experience is the mother of science. ~ Traditional Proverb

A sword in the hands of a drunken slave is less dangerous than science in the hands of the unscrupulous. ~ Iranian Proverbs

There is no science without patience. ~ French Proverbs

To learn about other people is science, to learn to know yourself is intelligence. ~ Chinese Proverb

Rivalry between scholars improves science. ~ Chinese Proverb

Quotations about Science

Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. ~ More on Science from Wikipedia (External link)

That theory is worthless. It isn’t even wrong! ~ Wolfgang Pauli

The most remarkable discovery made by scientists is science itself. ~ Gerard Piel

The whole history of physics proves that a new discovery is quite likely lurking at the next decimal place. ~ F.K. Richtmeyer

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

The only hope of science is genuine induction. ~ Francis Bacon

Science which is acquired unwillingly, soon disappears; that which is instilled into the mind in a pleasant and agreeable manner, is more lasting. ~ Saint Basil

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

Science and art are the handmaids of religion. ~ Francois Delsarte

In physics, you don’t have to go around making trouble for yourself — nature does it for you. ~ Frank Wilczek

The law of gravity is absurd and indefensible when you fall downstairs; but you obey it. ~ Arnold Bennett

Science ever has been, and ever must be, the safeguard of r Art and science have their meeting-point in method. ~ Edward George Earle Lytton

Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of nationality. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In every department of physical science there is only so much science, properly so-called, as there is mathematics. ~ Immanuel Kant

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them. ~ William Lawrence Bragg

Science is the record of dead religions. ~ Oscar Wilde

Science without religion is lame, religion without Science is blind. ~ Albert Einstein

Science is Nature’s interpreter. ~ James Lendall Basford

The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions. ~ John Ruskin

Science increases our power in proportion as it lowers our pride. ~ Claude Bernard

Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know. ~ Bertrand Arthur William Russell

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

Not fact-finding, but attainment to philosophy is the aim of science. ~ Martin H. Fischer

Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view. ~ Max Planck

The greatest discoveries of science have always been those that forced us to rethink our beliefs about the universe and our place in it. ~ Robert L. Park

I think science has enjoyed an extraordinary success because it has such a limited and narrow realm in which to focus its efforts. Namely, the physical universe. ~ Ken Jenkins

But in science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs. ~ Francis Darwin

No one should approach the temple of science with the soul of a money changer. ~ Thomas Browne

Science is a good piece of furniture for a man to have in an upper chamber, provided he has common sense on the ground floor. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Science dissects death. ~ Frederick William Robertson

There are very few persons who pursue science with true dignity. ~ Sir Humphrey Davy

Science deals exclusively with things as they are in themselves. ~ John Ruskin

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

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

Science without conscience is the soul’s perdition. ~ François Rabelais

When gravity calls, something falls. ~ J.L.W. Brooks

Human science is uncertain guess. ~ Matthew Prior

Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art. ~ Will Durant

Science is always wrong. It never solves a problem without creating ten more. ~ George Bernard Shaw

The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error. ~ Bertolt Brecht

Science is the topography of ignorance. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate. ~ Henry J. Tillman

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

Darwin has interested us in the history of nature’s technology. ~ Karl Marx

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

Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house. ~ Henri Poincaré

Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed. ~ Thomas Henry Huxley

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. ~ Eden Phillpotts

Science surpasses the old miracles of mythology. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Physics isn’t a religion. If it were, we’d have a much easier time raising money. ~ Leon Lederman

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

Scientists should always state the opinions upon which their facts are based. ~ Author Unknown

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

The doubter is a true man of science; he doubts only himself and his interpretations, but he believes in science. ~ Claude Bernard

Theory helps us bear our ignorance of facts. ~ George Santayana

The way to do research is to attack the facts at the point of greatest astonishment. ~ Celia Green

Science is simply common sense at its best. ~ Thomas Huxley

Nature composes some of her loveliest poems for the microscope and the telescope. ~ Theodore Roszak

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

Our science, so called, is always more barren and mixed with error than our sympathies. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Facts are not science — as the dictionary is not literature. ~ Martin H. Fischer

If you cannot measure it, then it is not science. ~ William Thomson

There is no national science just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science. ~ Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Science is a cemetery of dead ideas. ~ Miguel de Unamuno

as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite. ~ Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac

Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out, and minutely articulated. ~ George Santayana

Science is organised knowledge. ~ Herbert Spencer

Science is teaching man to know and reverence truth, and to believe that only as far as he knows and loves it can he live worthily on earth, and vindicate the dignity of his spirit. ~ Moses Harvey

In all science error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last. ~ Horace

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

Science when well digested is nothing but good sense and reason. ~ Leszczynski Stanislaus

Observations always involve theory. ~ Edwin Hubble

Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. ~ Carl Edward Sagan

Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom. ~ William Durant

Science seldom renders men amiable; women, never. ~ Beauchene

All science is either physics or stamp collecting. ~ Ernest Rutherford

There is no gravity. The earth sucks. ~ Graffito

There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact. ~ Mark Twain

The future belongs to science and those who make friends with science. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru

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

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art. ~ William Durant

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power. ~ Jacob Bronowski

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it. ~ Albert Einstein

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