Quotations on Science

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There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Experience, Science, Thought, Logic, Reason)

The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Politics, Power, Science, Experience, History, Knowledge, Action, Future, Gold, Past)

There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Art, Experience, Nature, History, Science, Man, Moods, Spirit, World)

The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Nature, Peace, Science, Soul, Goal, Being, Human nature, Mind, Understanding)

It is not so for art in appreciation because art is concerned with human behavior. And science is concerned with the behavior of metal or energy. It depends on what the fashion is. Now today it's energy. It's the same soul behind it. The same soul, you see.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: Art, Science, Soul, Appreciation, Behavior, Energy, Fashion, Now, Today)

Psychology is the science of the act of experiencing, and deals with the whole system of such acts as they make up mental life.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Life, Science, Act, Deals, Psychology)

When push comes to shove, it ain't the science that's going to lift you up-it's the belief, the spiritual side of life, that's going to lift you up, no matter what religion you are.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Religion, Science, Life, Belief, Spiritual)

I was a daydreamer, and there is a lot of history and geography and science I missed out on because I was in my head. And I regret that.
- Gillian Anderson
(Keywords: History, Science, Geography, Regret)

I got to spend all of my time every day at work reading and editing papers about cutting-edge technical research and getting paid for it. Then I'd go home at night and turn what I learned into science fiction stories.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Home, Science, Time, Work, Day, Fiction, Night, Reading, Research)

I wanted the feel in these books to be like an epic fantasy, with kings, queens, dukes and court politics, but of course like what I was explaining before, about making the science make sense, you have to make the politics make sense, too.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Politics, Science, Books, Court, Fantasy, Kings, Sense)

Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Friendship, Science, Justice)

Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Politics, Science, End, Man)

Modem science, then, maintains on the one hand that nature, both organic and inorganic, strives towards a state of order and that man's actions are governed by the same tendency.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: Nature, Science, Actions, Man, Order, State)

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: Life, Science, Society, Wisdom, Knowledge, Right)

1988 I also received from the city of Vienna the cross of honour for art and science. These titles and the various honors mean a great deal to me, most of all for the reason that they would mean a great deal to my parents too.
- Leon Askin
(Keywords: Art, Science, Parents, Reason, Titles)

The cosmical importance of this conclusion is profound and the possibilities it opens for the future very remarkable, greater in fact than any suggested before by science in the whole history of the human race.
- Francis William Aston
(Keywords: History, Science, Fact, Future, Importance, Possibilities, Race, Remarkable)

The whole of science, and one is tempted to think the whole of the life of any thinking man, is trying to come to terms with the relationship between yourself and the natural world. Why are you here, and how do you fit in, and what's it all about.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: Life, Science, Man, Thinking, Trying, World)

I love the fact that it's not only about Star Trek, but about science fiction in general, and science.
- Rene Auberjonois
(Keywords: Love, Science, Fact, Fiction)

'Healing,' Papa would tell me, 'is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.'
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Art, Nature, Science, Wooing)

To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history, and, indeed, of several other departments of science, affords useful assistance.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: History, Science, Knowledge, Medicine, Profession)

It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Education, Science, England, May, Neglect)

The main reason for the failure of the modern medical science is that it is dealing with results and not causes. Nothing more than the patching up of those attacked and the burying of those who are slain, without a thought being given to the real strong hold.
- Edward Bach
(Keywords: Medical, Science, Thought, Failure, Being, Causes, Nothing, Reason, Results)

Science may eventually explain the world of How. The ultimate world of Why may remain for contemplation, philosophy, religion.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Keywords: Religion, Science, Contemplation, May, Philosophy, World)

On the other hand, the waging of peace as a science, as an art, is in its infancy. But we can trace its growth, its steady progress, and the time will come when there will be particular individuals designated to assume responsibility for and leadership of this movement.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: Leadership, Peace, Time, Art, Science, Progress, Growth, Responsibility, Will)

We have long possessed the art of war and the science of war, which have been evolved in the minutest detail.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: Art, Science, War, Detail)

There is actually a fair amount of money being put behind science today.
- David Baltimore
(Keywords: Money, Science, Being, Today)

Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood!
- Honore De Balzac
(Keywords: Peace, Science, Fate, Tax, Gifts, Liberty, Nation)

He that desireth to acquire any art or science seeketh first those means by which that art or science is obtained. If we ought to do so in things natural and earthly, how much more then in spiritual?
- Robert Barclay
(Keywords: Art, Science, First, Spiritual)

Science, like art, religion, commerce, warfare, and even sleep, is based on presuppositions.
- Gregory Bateson
(Keywords: Art, Religion, Science, Commerce, Sleep)

But in Christianity, by contrast, the freedom of the children of God was also freedom from all important worldly interests, from all art and science, etc.
- Bruno Bauer
(Keywords: Art, Science, God, Christianity, Children, Contrast, Freedom)

Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Politics, Business, Power, Science, Control, Law, Media, Military)

No great advance has been made in science, politics, or religion without controversy.
- Lyman Beecher
(Keywords: Religion, Politics, Science, Controversy)

Moreover, the concern of some that moving DNA among species would breach customary breeding barriers and have profound effects on natural evolutionary processes has substantially disappeared as the science revealed that such exchanges occur in nature.
- Paul Berg
(Keywords: Nature, Science, Breeding, Concern)

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.
- Thomas Berger
(Keywords: Art, Science, Knowledge, Questions)

The recognition of the art that informs all pure science need not mean the abandonment for it of all present art, rather it will mean the completion of the transformation of art that has already begun.
- John Desmond Bernal
(Keywords: Art, Science, Completion, Present, Will)

Advertising is fundamentally persuasion and persuasion happens to be not a science, but an art.
- William Bernbach
(Keywords: Art, Science, Advertising, Persuasion)

Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science.
- Bruno Bettelheim
(Keywords: Art, Science, Children)

Advances in science and medical research and public health policies have meant that life expectancy for Australians is one of the highest in the world.
- Julie Bishop
(Keywords: Health, Life, Medical, Science, Public, Research, World)

In this time of budget cuts, we cannot forget that basic science is a building block for scientific innovation and economic growth in the information age.
- Tim Bishop
(Keywords: Age, Science, Time, Growth, Building, Forget, Information, Innovation)

The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Art, Science, Vice)

Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Art, Death, Science, Life)

The chief difficulty which prevents men of science from believing in divine as well as in nature Spirits is their materialism.
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Keywords: Men, Nature, Science, Difficulty, Materialism, Spirits)

History is, in its essentials, the science of change. It knows and it teaches that it is impossible to find two events that are ever exactly alike, because the conditions from which they spring are never identical.
- Marc Bloch
(Keywords: History, Science, Change, Events, Spring)

The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition. They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance.
- Robert Bork
(Keywords: Religion, Science, Atheism, Religious, Superstition)

The man who first gave history a recognized place in science was an ancient historian.
- James H. Breasted
(Keywords: History, Science, First, Man)

Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.
- Andre Breton
(Keywords: Art, Science, Desire, Nothing, Possession, Will)

People who love science fiction really do love sex.
- Susie Bright
(Keywords: Love, Science, Sex, People, Fiction)

Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.
- David Brin
(Keywords: Age, Change, Science, People, Fiction, Literature)

Man is unique not because he does science, and his is unique not because he does art, but because science and art equally are expressions of his marvelous plasticity of mind.
- Jacob Bronowski
(Keywords: Art, Science, Man, Mind)

Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature.
- Jacob Bronowski
(Keywords: Nature, Science, Force, Magic, Man, Understanding)

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