122 Physical Science Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of physical science quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about what is science.

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Top 10 Physical Science Quotes (BEST)

  1. All of physics is either impossible or trivial. It is impossible until you understand it, and then it becomes trivial. — Ernest Rutherford
  2. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something. — Richard P. Feynman
  3. There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement. — Lord Kelvin
  4. Not only is the Universe stranger than we think, it is stranger than we can think. — Werner Heisenberg
  5. Physics is to mathematics what sex is to masturbation. — Richard P. Feynman
  6. I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops. — Stephen Jay Gould
  7. Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts. — Richard P. Feynman
  8. Mathematics is the cheapest science. Unlike physics or chemistry, it does not require any expensive equipment. All one needs for mathematics is a pencil and paper. — George Polya
  9. What I thought was unreal now, for me, seems in some ways to be more real than what I think to be real, which seems now to be unreal — Fred Alan Wolf
  10. The history of ideas and science is a history of us broadening our vision of exactly how large physical reality is. — Naval Ravikant

Short Physical Science Quotes

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  • All science is either physics or stamp collecting. — Lord Kelvin
  • All science is either physics or stamp collecting. — Ernest Rutherford
  • What quantum physics teaches us is that everything we thought was physical is not physical. — Bruce H. Lipton
  • Physics isn't a religion. If it were, we'd have a much easier time raising money. — Leon M. Lederman
  • Science, in the very act of solving problems, creates more of them. — Abraham Flexner
  • All the mathematical sciences are founded on relations between physical laws and laws of numbers. — James Clerk Maxwell
  • God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically. — Albert Einstein
  • If [quantum theory] is correct, it signifies the end of physics as a science. — Albert Einstein
  • In physics, you don't have to go around making trouble for yourself - nature does it for you. — Frank Wilczek
  • Politics is more difficult than physics. — Albert Einstein
Physical science quote Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the r
Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.

Physical Science Education Quotes

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When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it. — Lord Kelvin

Many schools today are sacrificing social studies, the arts and physical education so children can cover basic subjects like math, English and science. — Geoffrey Canada

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. — Carl Sagan

Physical science quote I think people who vibrate at the same frequency, vibrate toward each other. The
I think people who vibrate at the same frequency, vibrate toward each other. They call it, in science, sympathetic vibrations.

The arts, sciences, humanities, physical education, languages and maths all have equal and central contributions to make to a student's education. — Ken Robinson

The aim (of education) must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, see in the service to the community their highest life problem. — Albert Einstein

I am too good for philosophy and not good enough for physics. Mathematics is in between. — George Polya

Physical science quote Even if you can't physically see the result in front of you right now, every sin
Even if you can't physically see the result in front of you right now, every single effort you do is changing your body from the inside. Never get discouraged.

One factor that has remained constant through all the twists and turns of the history of physical science is the decisive importance of the mathematical imagination. — Freeman Dyson

What Is Science Quotes

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Success in science and scientific work come not through the provision of unlimited or big resources, but in the wise and careful selection of problems and objectives. Above all, what is required is hard sustained work and dedication. — Lal Bahadur Shastri

I often say that when you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind. — Lord Kelvin

The problem in society is not kids not knowing science. The problem is adults not knowing science. They outnumber kids 5 to 1, they wield power, they write legislation. When you have scientifically illiterate adults, you have undermined the very fabric of what makes a nation wealthy and strong. — Neil deGrasse Tyson

Physical science quote If you put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will sprea
If you put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus and you must go beyond them.

Hope is tenacious. It goes on living and working when science has dealt it what should be its deathblow. — Paul Laurence Dunbar

That’s what science is, that whole complicated story about how the particles are moving faster. It’s not about trends and predictions; it’s about explanations. — Naval Ravikant

Science adjusts its views based on what's observed Faith is the denial of observation so that belief can be preserved. — Tim Minchin

Physical science quote Strength does not come from physical capacity, It comes from an indomitable will
Strength does not come from physical capacity, It comes from an indomitable will.

Amazing fine tuning occurs in the laws that make this complexity possible. Realization of the complexity of what is accomplished makes it very difficult not to use the word 'miraculous' without taking a stand as to the ontological status of the word. — George F. R. Ellis

What's interesting about science is that we're constantly discovering new things about the universe, about ourselves, about our bodies, about diseases, about the possibilities of the future. It's amazing. — Joe Rogan

I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find information. — Irvine Welsh

Our children are watching us all the time. They learn much more by what they see than what they hear. Moral science is never learnt from books, but from watching those who live around us. The world will follow your example and not your advice. — Mahatria Ra

World Science Day Quotes

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Life is water, dancing to the tune of solids. — Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams. — Neil deGrasse Tyson

There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not some day be applied to phenomena of the real world. — Nikolai Lobachevsky

Physical science quote No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is
No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.

Turn your churches into halls of science, and devote your leisure day to the study of your own bodies, the analysis of your own minds, and the examination of the fair material world which extends around you! — Frances Wright

Science shows us truth and beauty and fills each day with a fresh wonder of the exquisite order which governs our world. — Polykarp Kusch

Gold and iron at the present day, as in ancient times, are the rulers of the world; and the great events in the world of mineral art are not the discovery of new substances, but of new and rich localities of old ones. — William Whewell

Physical science quote Relativity applies to physics, not ethics.
Relativity applies to physics, not ethics.

Sure, science involves trial and error. Scientists refine theories each day. But as they do, they help us grasp more clearly the wonders of the world and the universe. — Tony Snow

Nothing is sudden in nature: whereas the slightest storms are forecasted several days in advance, the destruction of the world must have been announced several years beforehand by heat waves, by winds, by meteorites, in short, by an infinity of phenomena. — Nicolas Antoine Boulanger

Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world. — Henry Adams

Also by my earliest days, I was fascinated by a utopian vision of what the world could be like. I've thought that science could be the basis for a better world, and that's what I've been trying to do all these years. — George E. Brown, Jr.

Science Physics Quotes

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If we practice the science of yoga, which is useful to the entire human community and which yields happiness both here and hereafter - if we practice it without fail, we will then attain physical, mental, and spiritual happiness, and our minds will flood towards the Self. — K. Pattabhi Jois

Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science. — Blaise Pascal

The grounding in natural sciences which I obtained in the course of my medical studies, including preliminary examinations in botany, zoology, physics, and chemistry, was to become decisive in determining the trend of my literary work. — Johannes V. Jensen

Physical science quote What is now proved was once only imagined.
What is now proved was once only imagined.

The grounding in natural sciences which I obtained in the course of my medical studies, including preliminary examinations in botany, zoology, physics, and chemistry, was to become decisive in determining the trend of my literary work. — Johannes Vilhelm Jensen

When forced to summarize the general theory of relativity in one sentence: Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter. — Albert Einstein

The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve. — Eugene Wigner

Physical science quote Quantum physics tells us that nothing that is observed is unaffected by the obse
Quantum physics tells us that nothing that is observed is unaffected by the observer. That statement, from science, holds an enormous and powerful insight. It means that everyone sees a different truth, because everyone is creating what they see.

I like physics. I think it is the best science out of all three of them, because generally it's more useful. You learn about speed and velocity and time, and that's all clever stuff. — Tom Felton

Atlantis was a highly evolved civilization where the sciences and arts were far more advanced than one might guess. Atlantis was technologically advanced in genetic engineering, computer science, inter-dimensional physics, and artistically developed with electronic music and crystal art forms. — Frederick Lenz

Creativity is essential to particle physics, cosmology, and to mathematics, and to other fields of science, just as it is to its more widely acknowledged beneficiaries - the arts and humanities. — Lisa Randall

A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics. — Fred Hoyle

Natural Science Quotes

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Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty. — John Ruskin

The truth is, the Science of Nature has been already too long made only a work of the Brain and the Fancy: It is now high time that it should return to the plainness and soundness of Observations on material and obvious things. — Robert Hooke

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut — Albert Einstein

Physical science quote If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it wil
If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator. Science brings men nearer to God. — Louis Pasteur

Science makes people reach selflessly for truth and objectivity; it teaches people to accept reality, with wonder and admiration, not to mention the deep awe and joy that the natural order of things brings to the true scientist. — Lise Meitner

Nature does not know extinction; all it knows is transformation. ... Everything science has taught me-and continues to teach me-strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death. Nothing disappears without a trace. — Wernher Von Braun

Physical science quote No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. What
No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without even seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.

Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve. — Max Planck

To those who do not know mathematics it is difficult to get across a real feeling as to the beauty, the deepest beauty, of nature ... If you want to learn about nature, to appreciate nature, it is necessary to understand the language that she speaks in. — Richard P. Feynman

All that man needs for health and healing has been provided by God in nature, the Challenge of science is to find it. — Paracelsus

When you study natural science and the miracles of creation, if you don't turn into a mystic you are not a natural scientist. — Albert Hofmann

Experimental Science Quotes

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Experimental confirmation of a prediction is merely a measurement. An experiment disproving a prediction is a discovery. — Enrico Fermi

Experimentation is the greatest science. — Arabic Proverbs

Believing, with Max Weber, that man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun, I take culture to be those webs, and the analysis of it to be therefore not an experimental science in search of law but an interpretive one in search of meaning. — Clifford Geertz

What chemists took from Dalton was not new experimental laws but a new way of practicing chemistry (he himself called it the 'new system of chemical philosophy'), and this proved so rapidly fruitful that only a few of the older chemists in France and Britain were able to resist it. — Thomas Kuhn

The excuse or toleration of cruelty upon any living creature by a woman is a deadly sin against the grandest force in nature - maternal love ... In not a single instance known to science has the cure of any human disease resulted necessarily from this fallacious method of research. — Elizabeth Blackwell

The strongest arguments prove nothing so long as the conclusions are not verified by experience. Experimental science is the queen of sciences and the goal of all speculation. — Roger Bacon

Chemistry is necessarily an experimental science: its conclusions are drawn from data, and its principles supported by evidence from facts. — Michael Faraday

Anyone who wants to know the human psyche will learn next to nothing from experimental psychology. He would be better advised to abandon exact science, put away his scholar's gown, bid farewell to his study, and wander with human heart through the world. — Carl Jung

Mathematics is not a deductive science - that's a cliché. When you try to prove a theorem, you don't just list the hypotheses, and then start to reason. What you do is trial and error, experimentation, guesswork. — Paul Halmos

No experimental result can ever kill a theory: any theory can be saved from counterinstances either by some auxiliary hypothesis or by a suitable reinterpretation of its terms. — Imre Lakatos

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Psychology, as the behaviorist views it, is a purely objective, experimental branch of natural science which needs introspection as little as do the sciences of chemistry and physics.... The position is taken here that the behavior of man and the behavior of animals must be considered in the same plane. — John B. Watson

"Integrative" simply means that this approach attempts to include as many important truths from as many disciplines as possible-from East as well as the West, from premodern and modern and postmodern, from the hard sciences of physics to the tender sciences of spirituality. — Ken Wilber

It is shameful that there are so few women in science. [...] In China there are many, many women in physics. There is a misconception in America that women scientists are all dowdy spinsters. This is the fault of men. In Chinese society, a woman is valued for what she is, and men encourage her to accomplishments yet she remains eternally feminine. — Chien-Shiung Wu

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom. — Albert Einstein

My origami creations, in accordance with the laws of nature, require the use of geometry, science, and physics. They also encompass religion, philosophy, and biochemistry. Overall, I want you to discover the joy of creation by your own handthe possibility of creation from paper is infinite. — Akira Yoshizawa

Boxing is a science. You don't just walk into a gym and start punching. Fighters are born with differences in physical ability, but you also see a big difference in their skills. That's the trainers influence at work. — Eddie Futch

I think physicists are the Peter Pans of the human race. They never grow up and they keep their curiosity. — Isidor Isaac Rabi

I may finally call attention to the probability that the association of paternal and maternal chromosomes in pairs and their subsequent separation during the reducing division as indicated above may constitute the physical basis of the Mendelian law of heredity. — Walter Sutton

Thanks to the high standing which science has for so long attain and to the impartiality of the Nobel Prize Committee, the Nobel Prize for Physics is rightly considered everywhere as the highest reward within the reach of workers in Natural Philosophy. — Guglielmo Marconi

I am going to tell you what nature behaves like. If you will simply admit that maybe she does behave like this, you will find her a delightful, entrancing thing. Do not keep saying to yourself, if you can possibly avoid it, 'But how can it be like that?' ...Nobody knows how it can be like that. — Richard P. Feynman

Although each of us obviously inhabits a separate physical body, the laboratory data from a hundred years of parapsychology research strongly indicate that there is no separation in consciousness. — Russell Targ

In the beginning there were only probabilities. The universe could only come into existence if someone observed it. It does not matter that the observers turned up several billion years later. The universe exists because we are aware of it. — Martin Rees

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

Science Fiction is not just about the future of space ships travelling to other planets, it is fiction based on science and I am using science as my basis for my fiction, but it's the science of prehistory - palaeontology and archaeology - rather than astronomy or physics. — Jean M. Auel

Mathematics is not something that you find lying around in your back yard. It's produced by the human mind. Yet if we ask where mathematics works best, it is in areas like particle physics and astrophysics, areas of fundamental science that are very, very far removed from everyday affairs. — Paul Davies

It is odd, but on the infrequent occasions when I have been called upon in a formal place to play the bongo drums, the introducer never seems to find it necessary to mention that I also do theoretical physics. — Richard P. Feynman

"Half genius and half buffoon," Freeman Dyson ... wrote. ... [Richard] Feynman struck him as uproariously American-unbuttoned and burning with physical energy. It took him a while to realize how obsessively his new friend was tunneling into the very bedrock of modern science. — James Gleick

I do not think the division of the subject into two parts - into applied mathematics and experimental physics a good one, for natural philosophy without experiment is merely mathematical exercise, while experiment without mathematics will neither sufficiently discipline the mind or sufficiently extend our knowledge in a subject like physics. — Balfour Stewart

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