Quotes in science

As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.

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I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale.

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We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that 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 for humanity.

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

I would rather discover one scientific fact than become King of Persia.

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We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong.

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

I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy.

Philosophers say a great deal about what is absolutely necessary for science, and it is always, so far as one can see, rather naive, and probably wrong.

Anatomy is destiny.

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