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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

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 knows only one commandment - contribute to science.
Bertolt Brecht

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

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

While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind.
Mary Wortley Montagu

A good conscience is a continual feast.
Robert Burton

Common sense is science exactly so far as it fulfils the ideal of common sense; that is, sees facts as they are or at any rate without the distortion of prejudice, and reasons from them in accordance with the dictates of sound judgment
Thomas Huxley

Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science, and should be treated in the same cold unemotional manner. You have attempted to tinge it with romanticism, which produces the same effect as if you worked a love-story into the fifth proposition of Euclid.
Arthur Conan Doyle

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

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

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

The true science and study of man is man.
Pierre Charron

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
Adam Smith

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

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.
Ogden Nash

The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.
Elbert Hubbard

Hindsight is an exact science.
Guy Bellamy

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

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

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

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

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's not a precise science and in the end it's only the individual that knows what he can and cannot do, but I know Michael (Vaughan) and Duncan (Fletcher) will give him the maximum amount of time. [on Simon Jones]
David Graveney

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

Science is one thing, wisdom is another. Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children, and cut their own fingers.
Sir Arthur Eddington

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

The capacity to be puzzled is the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science.
Erich Fromm

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

Cheerfulness is full of significance; it suggests good health, a clear conscience, and a soul at peace with all human nature
Charles Kingsley

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

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

The essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.
Jacob Bronowski

Science is his forte, and omniscience his foible.
Sydney Smith

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.
Hippocrates

Ethical systems are completely unlike mathematics or science.
Daniel Dennett

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

TOMB, n. The House of Indifference. Tombs are now by common consent invested with a certain sanctity, but when they have been long tenanted it is considered no sin to break them open and rifle them, the famous Egyptologist, Dr. Huggyns, explaining that a tomb may be innocently "glened" as soon as its occupant is done "smellynge," the soul being then all exhaled. This reasonable view is now generally accepted by archaeologists, whereby the noble science of Curiosity has been greatly dignified.
Ambrose Bierce

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

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

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

As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress.
Marcel Proust

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

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

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

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart
Walter J Lippmann

While bright-eyed science watches round
Thomas Gray

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

Art is meant to disturb, science reassures.
Georges Braque



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