Enjoy this collection of proverbs and quotes about science.

Leonardo da Vinci
Proportions of the Head by Leonardo da Vinci.


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A false statement of fact, made deliberately, is the most serious crime a scientist can commit.

Gaudy Night
Dorothy L. Sayers

By exposing the absence of purpose in the laws governing the universe, science forces us to take responsibility for the welfare of ourselves, our species, and our planet.

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Steven Pinker

Chess is everything: art, science, and sport.

Anatoly Karpov

Expect the unexpected.

I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these 'how' and 'why' questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.

Stephen Hawking

I am not an optimist. I'm a very serious possibilist. It's a new category where we take emotion apart and we just work analytically with the world.

Hans Rosling

I believe the universe is governed by the laws of science. The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws.

Stephen Hawking

I hope I have helped to raise the profile of science and to show that physics is not a mystery but can be understood by ordinary people.

Stephen Hawking

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.

Stephen Hawking

If we estimate dignity by immediate usefulness, agriculture is undoubtedly the first and noblest science.

Samuel Johnson

In the past, there was active discrimination against women in science. That has now gone, and although there are residual effects, these are not enough to account for the small numbers of women, particularly in mathematics and physics.

Stephen Hawking

It's difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.

(unknown source)

Knowledge of the world is derived by observation, experimentation, and rational analysis.

Humanism and Its Aspirations
American Humanist Association

Life on Earth is at the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as sudden global nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus or other dangers we have not yet thought of.

Stephen Hawking

Math is sometimes called the science of patterns.

Ronald Graham

Mathematics is the key and door to the sciences.

Galileo Galilei

No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before.

Stephen Hawking

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.

Carl Sagan

Science is increasingly answering questions that used to be the province of religion.

Stephen Hawking

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

Albert Einstein

Science, the partisan of no country, but the beneficent patroness of all, has liberally opened a temple where all may meet.

Thomas Paine

Scientists tell us that the fastest animal in the world, with a speed of 120 mph, is a cow dropped out of a helicopter.

Dave Barry

Some people would claim that things like love, joy and beauty belong to a different category from science and can't be described in scientific terms, but I think they can now be explained by the theory of evolution.

Stephen Hawking

Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.

Evan Esar

Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.

Stephen Hawking

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