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Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.
Samuel Johnson

I think there should be something in science called the 'reindeer effect.' I don't know what it would be, but I think it'd be good to hear someone say, 'Gentlemen, what we have here is a terrifying example of the reindeer effect.'
Jack Handy

Think of how many religions attempt to validate themselves with prophecy. Think of how many people rely on these prophecies, however vague, however unfulfilled, to support or prop up their beliefs. Yet has there ever been a religion with the prophetic accuracy and reliability of science?
Carl Sagan

Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart.
Joseph Cook

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

Whenever science makes a discovery, the devil grabs it while the angels are debating the best way to use it.
Alan Valentine

There does not exist a category of science to which one can give the name applied science. There are sciences and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears it.
Louis Pasteur

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

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

As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss
Noam Chomsky

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

The popularity of the paranormal, oddly enough, might even be grounds for encouragement. I think that the appetite for mystery, the enthusiasm for that which we do not understand, is healthy and to be fostered. It is the same appetite which drives the best of true science, and it is an appetite which true science is best qualified to satisfy
Richard Dawkins

We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
Carl Sagan

To endeavour to domineer over conscience, is to invade the citadel of heaven.
Charles V

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

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

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

Politics is not an exact science.
Otto Von Bismarck

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
Anne Frank

Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.
J G Ballard

Conscience in most men, is but the anticipation of the opinions of others.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

As long as there are entrenched social and political distinctions between sexes, races, or classes, there will be forms of science whose main function is to rationalise and legitimise these distinctions.
Elizabeth Fee

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

People talk about the conscience, but it seems to me one must just bring it up to a certain point and leave it there. You can let your conscience alone if you're nice to the second housemaid.
Henry James

Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life.
Mary Baker Eddy

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
Lillian Helvetius

While bright-eyed science watches round
Thomas Gray

Business is not financial science, it's about trading... buying and selling. It's about creating a product or service so good that people will pay for it.
Anita Roddick

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

It is the tension between the scientist's laws and his own attempted breaches of them that powers the engines of science and makes it forge ahead. (Quiddities)
W V O Quine

All one's inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.
Gustav Flaubert

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree
Albert Einstein

The exciting about science and discovery, as much as how far we have come, is how far we still have to go. If we know what we do now, then the future truly is ours.
Linda Godwin

This is not the age of pamphleteers. It is the age of the engineers. The spark-gap is mightier than the pen. Democracy will not be salvaged by men who talk fluently, debate forcefully and quote aptly. (Science for the Citizen)
Lancelot Hogben

In those parts of the world where learning and science has prevailed, miracles have ceased; but in those parts of it as are barbarous and ignorant, miracles are still in vogue.
Ethan Allen

Hindsight is an exact science.
Guy Bellamy

We put the politics of conscience in the spot light.
Andrew Neil

Sport went hand in hand with science.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Rome is the one great spiritual organisation which is able to resist and must, as a matter of life and death, the progress of science and modern civilization
Thomas Huxley

He that speaketh against his own reason speaks against his own conscience, and therefore it is certain that no man serves God with a good conscience who serves him against his reason.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

Behavioral psychology is the science of pulling habits out of rats.
Douglas Busch

While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago
John Adams

The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side, and the voice of your conscience on the other.
Douglas Macarthur

Society lives by faith, and develops by science.
Henri-Frederic Amiel

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

Man is unique not because he does science, and his is unique not because he does art, but because science and art equally are expressions of his marvelous plasticity of mind.
Jacob Bronowski

In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.
Mahatma Gandhi

Well: what we gain by science is, after all, sadness, as the Preacher saith. The more we know of the laws and nature of the Universe the more ghastly a business we perceive it all to be - and the non-necessity of it.
Thomas Hardy

A man's conscience, like a warning line on the highway, tells him what he shouldn't do - but it does not keep him from doing it.
Frank A Clark

Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.
Michel Foucault



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