Science Quotes and Sayings

When gravity calls, something falls.
-J.L.W. Brooks

The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he’s one who asks the right questions.
-Claude Lévi-Strauss

Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Science is the topography of ignorance.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.


The constitution of the brain is so complex that it makes the electronic giant computers a mere child toy by comparison.

Submitted by: Owusu Baffoe Daniel on December 18, 2012

In space
Man cannot but belong
To embryos of creatures
Yet to be born,
In shapes,
And for purposes, unknown!

Submitted by: Boghos L. Artinian on December 6, 2012

Chess is in its essence a game, in its form an art, and in its execution a science.

Chess is too difficult to be a game and not serious enough to be a science or an art.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Chess is everything – art, science, and sport.
– Karpov

Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
Isaac Newton


I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Isaac Newton

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Isaac Newton

No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere.
Sigmund Freud

It vexes me when they would constrain science by the authority of the Scriptures, and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment.
Galileo Galilei

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