Posts Tagged ‘science’

Quote of the day, Sept. 17

September 17, 2017

Hippocrates, on knowledge

“There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.”

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Quote of the day, April 9

April 9, 2017

Thomas Jefferson, on the press

“During this course of administration, and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been levelled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare. These abuses of an institution so important to freedom and science, are deeply to be regretted, inasmuch as they tend to lessen its usefulness, and to sap its safety; they might, indeed, have been corrected by the wholesome punishments reserved and provided by the laws of the several States against falsehood and defamation; but public duties more urgent press on the time of public servants, and the offenders have therefore been left to find their punishment in the public indignation.”

Quote of the day, March 30

March 30, 2017

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, on science

“Our true mentor in life is science.”

Quote of the day, June 5

June 5, 2014

Jules Henri Poincaré, on science

“Science is bult up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more science than a heap of stones is a house.”

Quote of the day, May 22

May 22, 2014

Jacob Bronowski, on science

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

Quote of the day, Dec. 2

December 2, 2013

Richard Dawkins, on science

“The feeling of awed wonder that science can give us is one of the highest experiences of which the human psyche is capable. (more…)

Quote of the day, Oct. 5

October 5, 2013

George Long, on education

“Could not a boy be taught the elements of astronomy at the sole cost of using his eyes and his brain; taught slowly, certainly, and not wearied with too much at once? (more…)

Quote of the day, July 10

July 10, 2012

George Washington, on knowledge

“There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. (more…)

Quote of the day, Feb. 9

February 8, 2012

David Sarnoff, on freedom

“Freedom is the oxygen without which science cannot breathe.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 19

October 18, 2011

Jacob Bronowski, on dissent

“Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. (more…)