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History, as it lies at the root of all science, is also the first distinct product of man's spiritual nature; his earliest expression of what can be called Thought
Thomas Carlyle

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

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
Doug Larson

Ethical systems are completely unlike mathematics or science.
Daniel Dennett

My father worked hard in the Uzbek judicial system and my mother was a wonderful human being. These people could not have brought up what one European politician called a gangster and racketeer. I will leave that one to his conscience
Alisher Usmanov

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

'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

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

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

Science is a kind of glorified tailoring enterprise, a method for taking measurements that describe something reality that may not be understood at all.
Michael Crichton

The laws of conscience, which we pretend to be derived from nature, proceed from custom
Montaigne

Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.
Robert G Ingersoll

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

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

Before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
Harper Lee

There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience.
Saint Ambrose

Science is the most exciting and sustained enterprise of discovery in the history of our species. It is the great adventure of our time. We live today in an era of discovery that far outshadows the discoveries of the New World five hundred years ago.
Michael Crichton

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

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

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Imannuel Kant

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.
Thomas Szasz

Conscience and wealth are not always neighbours
Philip Massinger

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual
Galileo Galilei

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

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.
Edmund Hillary

Philosophy becomes poetry, and science imagination, in the enthusiasm of genius.
Isaac Disraeli

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

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.
Jean De La Bruyere

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

A "just war" is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience.
Alexander Cockburn

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

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

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

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

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

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

A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing; and as the judgment, so also the conscience, may be erroneous.
Thomas Hobbes

Creativity in science could be described as the act of putting two and two together to make five
Arthur Koestler

A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.
William Faulkner

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

Despotic conscience rules our hopes and fears
Ovid

Who fears not to do ill fears the name,
And free from conscience, is a slave to fame.
Sir John Denham

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

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

While bright-eyed science watches round
Thomas Gray

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

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

He it was that first gave to the law the air of a science. He found it a skeleton, and clothed it with life, colour, and complexion; he embraced the cold statue, and by his touch it grew into youth, health, and beauty.
Barry Yelverton

Politics is not an exact science.
Otto Von Bismarck

Whereas in The Two Towers you have different races, nations, cultures coming together and examining their conscience and unifying against a very real and terrifying enemy. What the United States has been doing for the past year is bombing innocent civilians without having come anywhere close to catching Osama bin Laden or any presumed enemy.
Viggo Mortensen



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