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

Science has always been too dignified to invent a good backscratcher.
Don Marquis

It is God who is the ultimate reason of things, and the knowledge of God is no less the beginning of science than his essence and will are the beginning of beings.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

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 are many hypotheses in science which are wrong. That's perfectly all right; they're the aperture to finding out what's right. Science is a self-correcting process. To be accepted, new ideas must survive the most rigorous standards of evidence and scrutiny.
Carl Sagan

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

After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form
Albert Einstein

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

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

A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature, a piece of impertinent correspondence, an odious approximation, a haunting conscience, a preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noon-tide of our prosperity. He is known by his knock.
Charles Lamb

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Charles Darwin

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

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

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

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

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

There is no self-delusion more fatal than that which makes the conscience dreamy with the anodyne of lofty sentiments, while the life is groveling and sensual
James Russell Lowell

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
Stephen Butler Leacock

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

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

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

Science has nothing to be ashamed of even in the ruins of Nagasaki. The shame is theirs who appeal to other values than the human imaginative values which science has evolved.
Jacob Bronowski

In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs.
Sir Francis Darwin

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
Barbara Tuchman

Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself.
Woodrow Wilson

Science is advancing faster than ever, and on a broader front.
Sir Martin Rees

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

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

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

The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being.
Lyndon Johnson

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

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

While bright-eyed science watches round
Thomas Gray

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

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

Pornography is the quadraphonics of sex. It adds a third and fourth track to the sexual act. It is the hallucination of detail that rules. Science has already habituated us to this microscopics, this excess of the real in its microscopic detail, this voyeurism of exactitude.
Jean Baudrillard

Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one
Konrad Lorenz

It does sound like a science fiction story and I may sound like one of these guys who walks up and down with a sandwich board saying the end of the world is nigh, but the end is nigh...
Lembit Opik

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

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

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

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

Mathematics is the key and door to the sciences.
Galileo Galilei

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

Conscience is thoroughly well-bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it.
Samuel Butler

They might have to redefine the term rocket science.
Clive Everton

Conscience that isn't hitched up to common sense is a mighty dangerous thing.
Margaret Deland

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

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

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



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