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Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
(6 Mar 1909 - 7 May 1966)

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Science Quotes by Stanislaw Jerzy Lec (9 quotes)

Don’t forget that the bacteria watch us from the other end of the microscope.
— Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
More Unkempt Thoughts (1969), 1.
Science quotes on:  |  Bacteria (48)  |  Bacterium (5)  |  End (590)  |  Forget (117)  |  Microscope (80)  |  Other (2236)  |  Watch (109)

Each juggler should be trained in the ignorance of the laws of physics.
— Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Unkempt Thoughts (1962), 66.
Science quotes on:  |  Ignorance (240)  |  Juggler (3)  |  Law (895)  |  Physic (516)  |  Physics (533)  |  Train (114)

Intelligence, in diapers, is invisible. And when it matures, out the window it flies. We have to pounce on it earlier.
— Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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Science quotes on:  |  Diaper (2)  |  Early (186)  |  Fly (146)  |  Intelligence (213)  |  Invisible (64)  |  Mature (16)  |  Pounce (4)  |  Window (58)

Only geniuses and idiots are mentally self-sufficient.
— Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Unkempt Thoughts (1962), 73.
Science quotes on:  |  Genius (285)  |  Idiot (22)  |  Mentally (3)  |  Self (267)  |  Self-Sufficient (2)  |  Sufficient (128)

Stupidity is no excuse for not thinking.
— Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Unkempt Thoughts (1962), 77.
Science quotes on:  |  Excuse (25)  |  Stupidity (39)  |  Think (1086)  |  Thinking (415)

Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man. But they don’t bite everybody.
— Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Unkempt Thoughts (1962), 46.
Science quotes on:  |  Bite (17)  |  Everybody (70)  |  Flea (11)  |  Jump (29)  |  Man (2249)  |  Thought (954)

Truth is hardest to find when anything could be the truth.
— Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Unkempt Thoughts (1962), 80.
Science quotes on:  |  Find (999)  |  Hard (243)  |  Truth (1062)

What is the Chaos? It is the Order destroyed during Creation.
— Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Unkempt Thoughts (1962), 53.
Science quotes on:  |  Chaos (91)  |  Creation (329)  |  Destroy (180)  |  Order (632)

What keeps us on this globe except force of gravity?
— Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Unkempt Thoughts (1962), 34.
Science quotes on:  |  Force (488)  |  Globe (47)  |  Gravity (133)  |  Keep (101)


Carl Sagan Thumbnail In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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