No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.— Aristotle
Unforgettable Great Scientist quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
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. We should not allow it to be believed that all scientific progress can be reduced to mechanisms, machines, gearings, even though such machinery has its own beauty.
I have been asked whether I would agree that the tragedy of the scientist is that he is able to bring about great advances in our knowledge, which mankind may then proceed to use for purposes of destruction. My answer is that this is not the tragedy of the scientist; it is the tragedy of mankind.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
As a scientist I must be mindful of the past;
all too often it has happened that matters of great value to science were overlooked because the new phenomenon did not fit the accepted scientific outlook of the time.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
Doctors and scientists said breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
My mother made me a scientist without ever intending to.
Every other Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school, So? Did you learn anything today? But not my mother. Izzy, she would say, did you ask a good question today? That difference - asking good questions - made me become a scientist.
An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature and a measurement is the recording of Nature's answer.
When I think about what makes Canada great, fresh water is right at the top of the list. We have over two million lakes in this country and more than enough people who are willing to mess with them. My Canada includes weird scientists who are devoted to keeping our water clean. When we stand up and we sing O Canada, we pledge to stand on guard for thee. If that doesn't include our water, we might as well sit down and give up.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them.
Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist.
They are wrong: it is character.
Atheism is so senseless and odious to mankind that it never had many professors.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved science and art tend to coalesce in aesthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are artists as well.
Money does not represent such a value as men have placed upon it.
All my money has been invested into experiments with which I have made new discoveries enabling mankind to have a little easier life.
When kids look up to great scientists the way they do to great musicians and actors, civilization will jump to the next level
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man.
What makes a scientist great is the care that he takes in telling you what is wrong with his results, so that you will not misuse them.
This world in arms is not spending money alone.
It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken..."
Great numbers of children will be born who understand electronics and atomic power as well as other forms of energy. They will grow into scientists and engineers of a new age which has the power to destroy civilization unless we learn to live by spiritual laws.
Scientists were rated as great heretics by the church, but they were truly religious men because of their faith in the orderliness of the universe.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
All great scientists have, in a certain sense, been great artists;
the man with no imagination may collect facts, but he cannot make great discoveries.
The great Jewish scientists and philosophers of the last few generations - Spinoza, Einstein, Freud, Robert Oppenheimer and others - were natives of Europe and America.
The great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
Part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians and poets and artists and zoologists and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world.
If you cannot explain it simply, you do not understand it enough.
[Great scientists] are men of bold ideas, but highly critical of their own ideas: they try to find whether their ideas are right by trying first to find whether they are not perhaps wrong. They work with bold conjectures and severe attempts at refuting their own conjectures.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
Just as the ability to devise simple but evocative models is the signature of the great scientist so overelaboration and overparameterization is often the mark of mediocrity.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
The great creators-the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors-stood alone against the men of their time.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
Time exists so that everything doesn't happen at once.
Everyone knows Newton as the great scientist.
Few remember that he spent half his life muddling with alchemy , looking for the philosopher's stone. That was the pebble by the seashore he really wanted to find.
Pierre Curie, a brilliant scientist, happened to marry a still more brilliant one-Marie, the famous Madame Curie-and is the only great scientist in history who is consistently identified as the husband of someone else.
I have little patience with scientists who take a board of wood, look for its thinnest part, and drill a great number of holes where drilling is easy.
Louis Pasteur, the great scientist, said "chance favours the prepared mind", which is a posh way of saying 'do your homework', but it's an excellent piece of advice.