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Scientist Quotations Index for Initial F

This dictionary includes science quotes from archaeologists, biologists, chemists, geologists, inventors and inventions, mathematicians, physicists plus pioneers in medicine, science events and technology.

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Howard Fabing
Jean Henri Fabre
David Fabricius
Constantin Fahlberg
Gabriel Fahrenheit
Catherine Fahringer
David Fairchild
Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak
Kasimir Fajans
Donald Falk
James Fallows
False Geber
Ahmad Fans
Michael Faraday
Peter Farb
Philip Jos� Farmer
Thomas Farrell
Arthur Farre
Gustav Theodor Fechner
Gerald Feinberg
Pierre de Fermat
Enrico Fermi
Ransom K. Ferm
Jean Fran�ois Fernel
Timothy Ferris
Reginald Fessenden
Leon Festinger
Paul K. Feyerabend
Richard P. Feynman
Adolf Eugen Fick
Henry Fielding
W.C. Fields
Shannon Fife
James Kip Finch
Nathan Fine
Benjamin Finkel
Gerald Ralph Fink
Clive Finlayson,
Agnes Fischer
Emil Fischer
Martin H. Fischer
Carl Fisher
David E. Fisher
Irving Fisher
Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher
John Fiske
Graham Fitch
John Fitch
Joshua Fitch
Walter M. Fitch
F. Scott Fitzgerald
George Francis Fitzgerald
Penelope Fitzgerald
Robert Fitzroy
Paul Fix
Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau
Camille Flammarion
John Flamsteed
Dennis Flanagan
Michael Flanders
Moshé Flato
Gustave Flaubert
Ludwik Fleck
Sir Alexander Fleming
Sir Ambrose Fleming
Sir John Ambrose Fleming
William Fleming
Walther Flemming
Alice Cunningham Fletcher
James C. Fletcher
Walter Fletcher
Abraham Flexner
Sir Howard Walter Florey
Samuel C(harles) Florman
Paul J. Flory
Sir William Henry Flower
Keith Floyd
Bernard Jacques Fl�rscheim
Jerry Fodor
Robert William Fogel
Martin Folkes
Tony Follari
Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
Edward Forbes
Jack D. Forbes
Sir John Forbes
Malcolm S. Forbes
Malcom Forbes
Henry George Forder
Edmund Brisco Ford
Harrison Ford
Henry Ford
Joseph Ford
Lee De Forest
Andrew Forsyth
Alberto Fortis
Charles Fort
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Dian Fossey
Alan Dean Foster
Sir Michael Foster
Jean-Bernard-L�on Foucault
Michel Paul Foucault
William Hiram Foulkes
Comte de Antoine Francois Fourcroy
Baron Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Fourier
Jim Fowler
Patrick William Fowler
William Fowler
George Fownes
Cornelius Benjamin Fox
Michael J. Fox
Girolamo Fracastoro
Anatole France
James Franck
Sir Edward Frankland
William Barrett Frankland
Benjamin Franklin
Fabian Franklin
John Hope Franklin
Kenneth L. Franklin
Rosalind Franklin
Bernard Frank
Glenn Frank
Philipp Frank
Marie-Louise von Franz
NN Frapart
Julius Thomas Fraser
Michael Frayn
Sir James George Frazer
Frederick the Great
Richard Freedman
Edward Augustus Freeman
Francis Arthur Freeth
Gottlob Frege
John Hookham Frere
Robert M. Fresco
Carl Remigius Fresenius
Michael Frese
Augustin Jean Fresnel
Sigmund Freud
Peter G. O. Freund
Edgar Z. Friedenberg
Louis D. Friedman
Milton Friedman
Carl J Friedrich
Nicodemus Frischlin
Max Frisch
Otto Robert Frisch
Friedrich Fr�bel
Diane Frolov
Erich Fromm
Robert Frost
James Anthony Froude
Alex E. Frye
Northrop Frye
Art Fry
Harold Shipley Fry
Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach
James William Fulbright
Elizabeth Fulhame
R. Buckminster Fuller
Margaret Fuller
Richard Buckminster Fuller
Thomas Fuller
Thomas Fuller
June Zimmerman (J.Z.) Fullmer
John F. Fulton
Robert Fulton
Yuan-Cheng ("Bert") Fung
Casimir Funk
William Henry Furness
Harold P. Furth
Nicolas Fuss

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
Quotations by:Albert EinsteinIsaac NewtonLord KelvinCharles DarwinSrinivasa RamanujanCarl SaganFlorence NightingaleThomas EdisonAristotleMarie CurieBenjamin FranklinWinston ChurchillGalileo GalileiSigmund FreudRobert BunsenLouis PasteurTheodore RooseveltAbraham LincolnRonald ReaganLeonardo DaVinciMichio KakuKarl PopperJohann GoetheRobert OppenheimerCharles Kettering  ... (more people)

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Sophie Germain
Gertrude Elion
Ernest Rutherford
James Chadwick
Marcel Proust
William Harvey
Johann Goethe
John Keynes
Carl Gauss
Paul Feyerabend
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Antoine Lavoisier
Lise Meitner
Charles Babbage
Ibn Khaldun
Ralph Emerson
Robert Bunsen
Frederick Banting
Andre Ampere
Winston Churchill
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John Locke
Bronislaw Malinowski
Thomas Huxley
Alessandro Volta
Erwin Schrodinger
Wilhelm Roentgen
Louis Pasteur
Bertrand Russell
Jean Lamarck
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Samuel Morse
John Wheeler
Nicolaus Copernicus
Robert Fulton
Pierre Laplace
Humphry Davy
Thomas Edison
Lord Kelvin
Theodore Roosevelt
Carolus Linnaeus
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Francis Galton
Linus Pauling
Immanuel Kant
Martin Fischer
Robert Boyle
Karl Popper
Paul Dirac
James Watson
William Shakespeare
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Stephen Hawking
Niels Bohr
Nikola Tesla
Rachel Carson
Max Planck
Henry Adams
Richard Dawkins
Werner Heisenberg
Alfred Wegener
John Dalton
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Pierre Fermat
Edward Wilson
Johannes Kepler
Gustave Eiffel
Giordano Bruno
JJ Thomson
Thomas Kuhn
Leonardo DaVinci
David Hume
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Andreas Vesalius
Rudolf Virchow
Richard Feynman
James Hutton
Alexander Fleming
Emile Durkheim
Benjamin Franklin
Robert Oppenheimer
Robert Hooke
Charles Kettering
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Carl Sagan
James Maxwell
Marie Curie
Rene Descartes
Francis Crick
Michael Faraday
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Francis Bacon
Galileo Galilei
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John Watson
Rosalind Franklin
Michio Kaku
Isaac Asimov
Charles Darwin
Sigmund Freud
Albert Einstein
Florence Nightingale
Isaac Newton

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