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Life is a mission. Every other definition of life is false, and leads all who accept it astray. Religion, science, philosophy, though still at variance upon many points, all agree in this, that every existence is an aim.
Giuseppe Mazzini

Science progresses best when observations force us to alter our preconceptions.
Vera Rubin

He that desire to acquire any art or science seeks first those means by which that art or science is obtained.
Robert Barclay

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.
William Blake

I couldn't kill him. I couldn't live with that on my conscience [on letting a burglar go]
Ozzy Osbourne

I am aware of the usefulness of science to society and of the benefits society derives from it.
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit: and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.
Thomas Huxley

Scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. It must be done for itself, for the beauty of science, and then there is always the chance that a scientific discovery may become like the radium, a benefit
Marie Curie

Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
George Eliot

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.
Henry L Mencken

As the blush is the signal of innocence, so is serenity of manner the token of a quiet conscience
Suzanne Curchod Necker

Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
Pope John Paul II

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

Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.
Thomas Hobbes

The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all.
Max Beerbohm

What a man calls his 'conscience' is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.
Helen Rowland

I don't plan to write another science book, but I don't plan not to. I do enjoy writing histories, and taking subjects that are generally dull and trying to make them interesting.
Bill Bryson

Lord of myself, accountable to none.
But to my conscience, and my God alone.
John Oldham

'I believe in wishes and in a person's ability to make a wish come true, I really do. And a wish is more than a wish... it's a goal that your conscience and subconscience can help make reality.'
Michael Jackson

'The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.'
Harper Lee

Man is the interpreter of nature, science the right interpretation. (Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences, 1840)
William Whewell

I'm just a humble cricketer with no claims to omniscience or omnipotence.
Shane Warne

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.
Jean Paul Richter

Now, there is always a tremendous fear of science and progressing forward into areas of the unknown and it is a valid fear. Some of the genetic alterations of food are a little edgy
Nick Nolte

I was a science fiction junkie for a long time.
William Hurt

From the level of pragmatic, everyday knowledge to modern natural science, the knowledge of nature derives from man's primary coming to grips with nature; at the same time it reacts back upon the system of social labour and stimulates its development.
Jurgen Habermas

There must be no barriers to freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science.
J Robert Oppenheimer

Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.
Chapman Cohen

Conscience is merely our own judgment of the moral rectitude or turpitude of our own actions
John Locke

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

The capacity of the female mind for studies of the highest order cannot be doubted, having been sufficiently illustrated by its works of genius, of erudition, and of science
James Madison

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
Paul Dirac

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
B C Forbes

How awful is that hour when con, science stings
James Gates Percival

The main purpose of science is simplicity and as we understand more things, everything is becoming simpler.
Edward Teller

People with bad consciences always fear the judgment of children.
Mary McCarthy

Government is merely an attempt to express the conscience of everybody, the average conscience of the nation, in the rules that everybody is commanded to obey. That is all it is.
Woodrow Wilson

The law is a sort of hocus-pocus science, that smiles in yeer face while it picks yeer pocket: and the glorious uncertainty of it is of mair use to the professors than the justice of it.
Charles Macklin

I warn you against believing that advertising is a science.
William Bernbach

Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.
Nelson Algren

There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience.
Stokely Carmichael

The credit of advancing science has always been due to individuals and never to the age.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

He's very, very keen that what happens is that science be judged on the basis of evidence not prejudice [on Tony Blair]
Lord Falconer

In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality.
Mary McCarthy

The negative cautions of science are never popular. If the experimentalist would not commit himself, the social philosopher, the preacher, and the pedagogue tried the harder to give a short-cut answer.
Margaret Mead

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.
Charles Darwin

I submit that the traditional definition of psychiatry, which is still vogue, places it alongside such things as alchemy and astrology, and commits it to the category of pseudo-science.
Thomas Szasz

Religious people split into three main groups when faced with science. I shall label them the 'know-nothings', the 'know-alls', and the 'no-contests'.
Richard Dawkins

I wrote somewhere during the Cold War that I sometimes wish the Iron Curtain were much taller than it is, so that you could see whether the development of science with no communication was parallel on the two sides.
Thomas Gold

Science knows only one commandment - contribute to science.
Bertolt Brecht



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