85 Great Scientist Quotes To Inspire You

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A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales. — Marie Curie

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. — Albert Einstein

When kids look up to great scientists the way they do to great musicians and actors, civilization will jump to the next level — Brian Greene

A scientist is a mimosa when he himself has made a mistake, and a roaring lion when he discovers a mistake of others. — Albert Einstein

I saw Linus Pauling as a brilliant lecturer and a man with a fantastic memory, and a great, great showman. I think he was the century's greatest chemist. No doubt about it. — Max Perutz

I invented nothing new, I simply assembled the discoveries of other men behind whom there was centuries of work. — Henry Ford

I had no specific bent towards science until my grandfather, who died - that summer - of stomach cancer. ... I decided that nobody should suffer that much. — Gertrude B. Elion

I hope that some day scientists can be considered heroes again, instead of Paris Hilton. — Walter Isaacson

The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions. — Claude LeviStrauss

Scientist believe in things, not in person — Marie Curie

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  • No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness. — Aristotle
  • A person starts to live when he can live outside himself. — Albert Einstein
  • Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them. — James A. Michener
  • Atheism is so senseless and odious to mankind that it never had many professors. — Isaac Newton
  • The great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. — Isaac Newton
  • If you cannot explain it simply, you do not understand it enough. — Albert Einstein
  • Time exists so that everything doesn't happen at once. — Madeleine L'Engle
  • People say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong it is character. — Albert Einstein
  • [My favorite scientist] Michio Kaku. He deals with wormholes. Check him out. He's great. — Kellan Lutz
  • I wish I was a great writer or a great journalist or a great scientist or a great artist; I'm not. — Nicolas Berggruen

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A person starts to live when he can live outside himself. — Albert Einstein

Great scientist quote Silence is a source of great strength.
Silence is a source of great strength.

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Now is the time to understand more, so we fear less. — Marie Curie

It is our great collective misfortune that the scientific community made its decisive diagnosis of the climate threat at the precise moment when an elite minority was enjoying more unfettered political, cultural, and intellectual power than at any point since the 1920s. — Naomi Klein

History shows us that the people who end up changing the world - the great political, social, scientific, technological, artistic, even sports revolutionaries - are always nuts, until they are right, and then they are geniuses. — John Eliot

Great scientist quote Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
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. — J. Allen Hynek

I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete. — Ronald Reagan

[Scientific testing] can't determine how the mind will tolerate pain in a race. Sometimes, I say, 'Today I can die.' — Gelindo Bordin

Great scientist quote Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss peopl
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.

The greatest discoveries of science have always been those that forced us to rethink our beliefs about the universe and our place in it. — Robert L. Park

This whole universe, with all its vastness, grandeur and beauty, is nothing but sheer imagination. In spite of so many discoveries, researches and scientific knowledge, the creation remains a great unsolved riddle. — Meher Baba

The tendency of modern scientific teaching is to neglect the great books, to lay far too much stress upon relatively unimportant modern work, and to present masses of detail of doubtful truth and questionable weight in such a way as to obscure principles. — Ronald Fisher

In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability. — John Kenneth Galbraith

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You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother. — Albert Einstein

The prohibition of science would be contrary to the Bible, which in hundreds of places teaches us how the greatness and the glory of God shine forth marvelously in all His works, and is to be read above all in the open book of the heavens. — Galileo Galilei

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I am among those who think that science has great beauty. — Marie Curie

Great scientist quote Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

The great tragedy of science -- the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. — Thomas Henry Huxley

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. — Thomas Huxley

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Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. — John Dewey

Great scientist quote Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to somethin
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.

Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are. — Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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Aeronautics was neither an industry nor a science. It was a miracle. — Igor Sikorsky

Read the greats in math, science, and philosophy. Ignore your contemporaries and news. Avoid tribal identification. Put truth above social approval. — Naval Ravikant

Human relations are built on feeling, not on reason or knowledge. And feeling is not an exact science; like all spiritual qualities, it has the vagueness of greatness about it. — Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

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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. 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. — Marie Curie

Great scientist quote You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.

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. — Leo Szilard

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. — Isidor Isaac Rabi

Great scientist quote Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, ever
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.

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 — Roger Bannister

An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature and a measurement is the recording of Nature's answer. — Max Planck

It was a wish from both sides, and an understanding that we needed to go fast because… the story was a great one, so that’s why it was intense—it was a common understanding that it was important to join forces… and be fast…. this is also part of the reason why I approached Jennifer Doudna… we were very much in line in the way to do very precise research…. it was fast but precise, and deep. For this we recognized one another—we are the same type of scientist who… want to see the details of the data, so this was… important because… this is not about a paper published in… the high impact-factor journals. It’s really about… solid work. — Emmanuelle Charpentier

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. — Rick Mercer

Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character. — Albert Einstein

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. — Nikola Tesla

It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man. — Loren Eiseley

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. — W. Edwards Deming

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. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken..." — Carl Sagan

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. — Albert Einstein

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. — Edgar Cayce

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. — Karl Pearson

The great Jewish scientists and philosophers of the last few generations - Spinoza, Einstein, Freud, Robert Oppenheimer and others - were natives of Europe and America. — David Ben-Gurion

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. — Steve Jobs

[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. — Karl Popper

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. — George E. P. Box

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. — Anthony Robbins

The great creators-the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors-stood alone against the men of their time. — Ayn Rand

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. — Fritz Leiber

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. — Isaac Asimov

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. — Albert Einstein

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. — Al Murray

As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope. — Ursula K. Le Guin

Making systems work is the great task of my generation of physicians and scientists. But I would go further and say that making systems work - whether in healthcare, education, climate change, making a pathway out of poverty - is the great task of our generation as a whole. — Atul Gawande

Often the great scientists, by turning the problem around a bit, changed a defect to an asset. For example, many scientists when they found they couldn't do a problem finally began to study why not. They then turned it around the other way and said, "But of course, this is what it is" and got an important result. — Richard Hamming

There is no greatness without passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson. — Tony Robbins

We affirm the neutrality of Science ... Science is of no country. ... But if Science has no country, the scientist must keep in mind all that may work towards the glory of his country. In every great scientist will be found a great patriot. — Louis Pasteur

Austrian public-opinion pollsters recently reported that those held in highest esteem by most of the people interviewed are neither the great artists nor the great scientists, neither the great statesmen nor the great sport figures, but those who master a hard lot with their heads held high. — Viktor E. Frankl

The great scientist dares to differ from accepted 'facts' - think irrationally - let the artist do likewise. — Edward Weston

Every great artist raises art to a science, and every great scientist raises science to an art, hence we have Michelangelo's David and Einstein's Theory of Relativity. — Robert Breault

People think that if you are a scientist you have to give up that joy of discovery, that passion, that sense of the great romance of life. I say thats completely opposite of the truth. — Ann Druyan

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