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Science and Technology Quotes



Top 20 Science and Technology Quotes


No 1 (Best quote!)Science and Technology Quotes

Science is built up by facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.

Henri Poincaré (1854-1912) French mathematician, pictured right.


Two other thinkers agree:

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Facts are the air of science,

- Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), pictured right, the Russian psychologist


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We must trust to nothing but the facts,

- Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794), French chemist, pictured right.



No 2 Science and Technology Quotes

We ought...never to search for truth but by the natural road of experiment and observation.

- Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794), pictured right, French chemist.


 Science and Technology Quotes

Another great French scientist Louis Pasteur (1822-95), pictured right, also comments:

In the field of experimentation, chance favours only the prepared mind



No 3Science and Technology Quotes

Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.

- Hippocrates (460-370 BC) doctor in Ancient Greece, pictured right.



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So Karl Popper (1902–94), pictured right, the Austrian-born English philosopher, says:

Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.



No 4Science and Technology Quotes

Our technology has exceeded our humanity.

- Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-born American scientist, pictured right.


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Martin Luther King (1929–68), pictured right, the American civil rights leader, agrees:

The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.


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So Tim Berners-Lee (1955- ), pictured right, the English inventor of the World Wide Web, says:

Unless technology respects human needs, it is worthless.



No 5Science and Technology Quotes

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind,

- Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-born American scientist, pictured right.


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Stephen Hawking (1942- ), pictured right, the English scientist, disagrees:

Science makes God unnecessary.



No 6Science and Technology Quotes

The essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.

- Jacob Bronowski, pictured right, in The Ascent of Man (1973)


In the same book Bronowski also says:

It is not the business of science to inherit the earth, but to inherit the moral imagination; because without that man and beliefs and science will perish together. 



No 7Science and Technology Quotes

In the end, the fate of children depends on our ability to use technology constructively and carefully,

- Kenneth Keniston, pictured right, American professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)



No 8Science and Technology Quotes

Science has no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity.

- Louis Pasteur (1822-95), pictured right, French scientist, pictured right.



No 9Science and Technology Quotes
When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.

- J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904–67), American physicist and co-creator of the atomic bomb, pictured right.


When he saw an atomic bomb explode, Oppenheimer quoted the Hindu holy poem, Bhagavad Gita:

I am Death, the shatterer of worlds.



No 10Science and Technology Quotes

Mathematics is the key and door to the sciences.

- Galileo (1564-1642), Italian scientist, pictured right.



No 11Science and Technology Quotes

I seem to have been only 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 (1642-1727), pictured right, English scientist.



No 12Science and Technology Quotes

In science, we must be interested in things, not persons.

- Marie Curie (1867-1934), pictured right, the Polish-born French physicist.



No 13Science and Technology Quotes

Science can only ascertain what is not what should be,

- Albert Einsein (1879-1955), pictured right, German-born American scientist.


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Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), pictured right, in his play Life of Galileo also comments:

Science knows only one commandment: contribute to science. 



No 14Science and Technology Quotes

The law, does not concern itself with trifles, does not apply to science.

- Charles Darwin (1809-82), pictured right, English naturalist.




No 15Science and Technology Quotes

A fundamental rule in technology says that whatever can be done will be done.

- Andrew (Andy) Grove (1936- ), pictured right, co-founder of the microprocessor company, Intel



No 16Science and Technology Quotes

You need to bring art and science back together.

- Eric Schmidt (1955- ), pictured right, American executive chairman of Google.


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Steve Jobs (1955-2011), pictured right, the American co-founder of Apple, agrees:

I like the intersection of the humanities and technology.



No 17Science and Technology Quotes

Wisdom is both scientific knowledge and understanding about what is by nature most honourable,

- Aristotle (384-322 BC), Greek philosopher (pictured right).



No 18Science and Technology Quotes

Science...produces dangers and it produces great opportunities. Science itself will not decide between those two extremes: it is we who have to make the decision.

- Fred Hoyle (1915-2001), pictured right, English astronomer.


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So Helen Keller (1880-1968), pictured right, the American campaigner for the disabled, warns us:

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings.



No 19Science and Technology Quotes

 Technology... the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it. 

Max Frisch (1911-91), Swiss writer, pictured right.



No 20Science and Technology Quotes

The real question is not whether machines think but whether men do.

- B.F. Skinner (1904-90), pictured right, American psychologist.



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