Quotes by American Scientist Isaac Asimov


People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. Isaac Asimov

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov

I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander. Isaac Asimov

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome. Isaac Asimov


Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right. Isaac Asimov

There is nothing frightening about an eternal dreamless sleep. Surely it is better than eternal torment in Hell and eternal boredom in Heaven. Isaac Asimov

If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I'd type a little faster. Isaac Asimov

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is. Isaac Asimov

Though science can cause problems, it is not by ignorance that we will solve them. Isaac Asimov

All evil is good become cancerous. Isaac Asimov

There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere. Isaac Asimov

I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die. Isaac Asimov

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. Isaac Asimov

The first step in making rabbit stew is catching the rabbit. Isaac Asimov

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking. Isaac Asimov

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest. Isaac Asimov

The first law of dietetics seems to be if it tastes good, it’s bad for you. Isaac Asimov

John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war. Isaac Asimov
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To insult someone we call him "bestial." For deliberate cruelty and nature, "human" might be the greater insult. Isaac Asimov

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' Isaac Asimov


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