We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
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.
There are very few persons who pursue science with true dignity.
- Sir Humphrey Davy,
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be
understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before.
But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
All our science, measured against reality, is primitive and
childlike--and yet it is the most precious thing we have.
It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on
the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself
and before nature.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's
living at it.
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.
The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of
empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of
hypotheses or axioms.
It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.
We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities... still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
For science is . . . like virtue, its own exceeding great reward.
Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know.
Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish
the barriers of nationality.
[Ger., Wissenschaft und Kunst gehoren der Welt an, und vor ihhen
verschwinden die Schranken der Nationalitat.]
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