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Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not.
If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
Arthur C. Clarke
Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost.
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.
When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes.
W. H. Auden
The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease. What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.
Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I'm talking about an organic computer - about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.
There are no shortcuts in evolution.
Louis D. Brandeis
People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
Wernher von Braun
There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods; and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be.
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
Stephen Jay Gould
Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly.
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
John von Neumann
Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,' they really mean, 'not really.'
When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
Leon Battista Alberti
He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.
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