What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Seven Deadly Sins: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Science without humanity, Knowledge without character, Politics without principle, Commerce without morality, Worship without sacrifice.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
All Science Quotes ⇑
Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.
In my opinion, we don't devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking.
If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.
The more I learn about the universe, the less convinced I am that there's any sort of benevolent force that has anything to do with it, at all.
The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.
The more likely we are to assume that the solution comes from the outside, the less likely we are to solve our problems ourselves.
We know very little, and yet it is astonishing that we know so much, and still more astonishing that so little knowledge can give us so much power.
There's as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe.
No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere.
The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.
It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.
Student: Dr. Einstein, Aren't these the same questions as last year's [physics] final exam? Dr. Einstein: Yes; But this year the answers are different.
Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.
If there is any religion that could respond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism.
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
All we ever see of stars are their old photographs.
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but 'That's funny...'
One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike -- and yet it is the most precious thing we have.
There's something that doesn't make sense. Let's go and poke it with a stick.
In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
God creates dinosaurs, God kills dinosaurs, God creates man, man kills God, man brings back dinosaurs.
When modern science will discover how to go deep into the subtle electromagnetic constitution of man, it will be able to correct almost any medical condition in ways that would seem almost miraculous today.