Celebrating 19 Years on the Web
TODAY IN SCIENCE HISTORY ®
Find science on or your birthday

Today in Science History - Quickie Quiz
Who said: “I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, ... finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell ... whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
more quiz questions >>
Home > Category Index for Science Quotations > Category Index D > Category: Die

Die Quotes (86 quotes)

A doctor is a man who writes prescriptions till the patient either dies or is cured by nature.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Cure (122)  |  Doctor (187)  |  Man (2251)  |  Medicine (378)  |  Nature (1926)  |  Patient (199)  |  Prescription (18)  |  Write (230)

A doctor’s reputation is made by the number of eminent men who die under his care.
Statement (14 Sep 1950) at age 94 to his doctor. As quoted in Michael Holroyd, Bernard Shaw: The Lure of Fantasy: Vol. 3: 1918-1951 (1991).
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Care (186)  |  Doctor (187)  |  Eminent (17)  |  Medicine (378)  |  Number (699)  |  Reputation (33)

A monument to Newton! a monument to Shakespeare! Look up to Heaven—look into the Human Heart. Till the planets and the passions–the affections and the fixed stars are extinguished—their names cannot die.
In 'Noctes Ambrosianae: XXV' (Jun 1830), The Works of Professor Wilson of the University of Edinburgh: Noctes Ambrosianae (1865), Vol. 3, 55.
Science quotes on:  |  Affection (43)  |  Extinguish (8)  |  Fixed (17)  |  Heart (229)  |  Heaven (258)  |  Human (1468)  |  Look (582)  |  Monument (45)  |  Name (333)  |  Newton (10)  |  Passion (114)  |  Planet (356)  |  Shakespeare (5)  |  Star (427)  |  Stars (304)

All men and women are born, live suffer and die; what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams, whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things, and what we do to make them come about... We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  All (4108)  |  Bear (159)  |  Birth (147)  |  Choose (112)  |  Circumstance (136)  |  Circumstances (108)  |  Condition (356)  |  Country (251)  |  Death (388)  |  Distinguish (160)  |  Do (1908)  |  Dream (208)  |  Epoch (45)  |  Historical (70)  |  Immediate (95)  |  Live (628)  |  Most (1731)  |  Parent (76)  |  Realm (85)  |  Suffer (41)  |  Thing (1915)  |  Time (1877)  |  Upbringing (2)  |  Woman (151)  |  Worldly (2)

As pure truth is the polar star of our science [mathematics], so it is the great advantage of our science over others that it awakens more easily the love of truth in our pupils. … If Hegel justly said, “Whoever does not know the works of the ancients, has lived without knowing beauty,” Schellbach responds with equal right, “Who does not know mathematics, and the results of recent scientific investigation, dies without knowing truth.”
Max Simon
From Didaktik und Methodik des Rechnens und der Mathematik (1908), 37. As quoted and translated in J.W.A. Young, Teaching of Mathematics in the Elementary and the Secondary School (1907), 44. From the original German, “Wenn Hegel mit Recht sagt: ‘Wer die Werke der Alten nicht kennt, der hat gelebt, ohne die Schönheit gekannt zu haben’, so erwidert Schellbach mit nicht minderem Recht: ‘Wer die Math. und die Resultate der neueren Naturforschung nicht gekannt hat, der stirbt, ohne die Wahrheit zu kennen.’”
Science quotes on:  |  Advantage (134)  |  Ancient (189)  |  Awake (19)  |  Beauty (299)  |  Equal (83)  |  Great (1574)  |  Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (6)  |  Investigation (230)  |  Know (1518)  |  Knowing (137)  |  Live (628)  |  Love (309)  |  Mathematics (1328)  |  More (2559)  |  Other (2236)  |  Polar (12)  |  Pole Star (2)  |  Pupil (61)  |  Pure (291)  |  Recent (77)  |  Respond (12)  |  Result (677)  |  Right (452)  |  Karl Heinrich Schellbach (2)  |  Science (3879)  |  Scientific (941)  |  Star (427)  |  Truth (1057)  |  Whoever (42)  |  Work (1351)

Body and mind, like man and wife, do not always agree to die together.
Reflection 324, in Lacon: Or Many Things in Few Words, Addressed to Those who Think (1820), 153.
Science quotes on:  |  Agree (26)  |  Body (537)  |  Body And Mind (3)  |  Do (1908)  |  Man (2251)  |  Mind (1338)  |  Together (387)  |  Wife (41)

Come, my friends,
’Tis not too late to seek a newer world…
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  All (4108)  |  Bath (10)  |  Beyond (308)  |  Friend (168)  |  Late (118)  |  New (1216)  |  Sail (36)  |  Seek (213)  |  Star (427)  |  Stars (304)  |  Sunset (26)  |  Western (45)  |  World (1774)

Dream as if you’ll live forever... live as if you’ll die today.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Dream (208)  |  Forever (103)  |  Live (628)  |  Today (314)

Endowed with two qualities, which seemed incompatible with each other, a volcanic imagination and a pertinacity of intellect which the most tedious numerical calculations could not daunt, Kepler conjectured that the movements of the celestial bodies must be connected together by simple laws, or, to use his own expression, by harmonic laws. These laws he undertook to discover. A thousand fruitless attempts, errors of calculation inseparable from a colossal undertaking, did not prevent him a single instant from advancing resolutely toward the goal of which he imagined he had obtained a glimpse. Twenty-two years were employed by him in this investigation, and still he was not weary of it! What, in reality, are twenty-two years of labor to him who is about to become the legislator of worlds; who shall inscribe his name in ineffaceable characters upon the frontispiece of an immortal code; who shall be able to exclaim in dithyrambic language, and without incurring the reproach of anyone, “The die is cast; I have written my book; it will be read either in the present age or by posterity, it matters not which; it may well await a reader, since God has waited six thousand years for an interpreter of his words.”
In 'Eulogy on Laplace', in Smithsonian Report for the year 1874 (1875), 131-132.
Science quotes on:  |  Advance (280)  |  Age (499)  |  Anyone (35)  |  Attempt (251)  |  Await (5)  |  Become (815)  |  Body (537)  |  Book (392)  |  Calculation (127)  |  Cast (66)  |  Celestial (53)  |  Character (243)  |  Code (31)  |  Colossal (15)  |  Conjecture (49)  |  Connect (125)  |  Discover (553)  |  Employ (113)  |  Endow (14)  |  Endowed (52)  |  Error (321)  |  Exclaim (13)  |  Expression (175)  |  Frontispiece (2)  |  Fruitless (8)  |  Glimpse (13)  |  Goal (145)  |  God (757)  |  Harmonic (4)  |  Imagination (328)  |  Imagine (164)  |  Immortal (35)  |  Incompatible (4)  |  Incur (4)  |  Inscribe (4)  |  Inseparable (16)  |  Instant (45)  |  Intellect (233)  |  Interpreter (8)  |  Investigation (230)  |  Johannes Kepler (91)  |  Labor (107)  |  Language (293)  |  Law (894)  |  Legislator (4)  |  Mathematicians and Anecdotes (141)  |  Matter (798)  |  Most (1731)  |  Movement (155)  |  Must (1526)  |  Name (333)  |  Numerical (39)  |  Obtain (163)  |  Other (2236)  |  Pertinacity (2)  |  Posterity (29)  |  Present (619)  |  Prevent (94)  |  Quality (135)  |  Read (287)  |  Reader (40)  |  Reality (261)  |  Reproach (3)  |  Resolutely (3)  |  Simple (406)  |  Single (353)  |  Still (613)  |  Tedious (14)  |  Thousand (331)  |  Together (387)  |  Toward (45)  |  Two (937)  |  Undertake (33)  |  Undertaking (16)  |  Use (766)  |  Volcano (39)  |  Wait (58)  |  Weary (11)  |  Will (2355)  |  Word (619)  |  World (1774)  |  Write (230)  |  Year (933)

English physicians kill you, the French let you die.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  English (35)  |  French (20)  |  Kill (100)  |  Let (61)  |  Medicine (378)  |  Physician (273)

Free men are aware of the imperfection inherent in human affairs, and they are willing to fight and die for that which is not perfect. They know that basic human problems can have no final solutions, that our freedom, justice, equality, etc. are far from absolute, and that the good life is compounded of half measures, compromises, lesser evils, and gropings toward the perfect. The rejection of approximations and the insistence on absolutes are the manifestation of a nihilism that loathes freedom, tolerance, and equity.
In The Temper of Our Time (1967), 103.
Science quotes on:  |  Absolute (145)  |  Approximation (31)  |  Aware (31)  |  Basic (138)  |  Compound (113)  |  Compromise (9)  |  Equality (31)  |  Equity (4)  |  Evil (116)  |  Far (154)  |  Fight (44)  |  Final (118)  |  Free (232)  |  Freedom (129)  |  Good (889)  |  Half (56)  |  Human (1468)  |  Human Affairs (5)  |  Imperfection (31)  |  Inherent (42)  |  Insistence (12)  |  Justice (39)  |  Know (1518)  |  Lesser (5)  |  Life (1795)  |  Loathe (4)  |  Manifestation (58)  |  Measure (232)  |  Nihilism (3)  |  Perfect (216)  |  Problem (676)  |  Rejection (34)  |  Solution (267)  |  Solution. (53)  |  Tolerance (10)  |  Toward (45)  |  Willing (44)

Geology, ethnology, what not?—(Greek endings, each the little passing bell
That signifies some faith’s about to die.)
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Bell (35)  |  Ethnology (7)  |  Faith (203)  |  Geology (220)  |  Greek (107)  |  Little (707)  |  Passing (76)  |  Science And Religion (307)  |  Signify (17)

God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason.
Written in his spiritual diary, published posthumously, Markings (1963), 56.
Science quotes on:  |  All (4108)  |  Belief (578)  |  Beyond (308)  |  Cease (79)  |  Daily (87)  |  Deity (22)  |  God (757)  |  Live (628)  |  Personal (67)  |  Radiance (7)  |  Reason (744)  |  Renew (19)  |  Source (93)  |  Steady (44)  |  Wonder (236)

God is dead not because He doesn’t exist, but because we live, play, procreate, govern, and die as though He doesn’t.
Quoted in Kim Lim (ed.), 1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom: Words to Enrich, Inspire, and Guide Your Life (2014), 30
Science quotes on:  |  Dead (59)  |  Exist (443)  |  God (757)  |  Govern (64)  |  Live (628)  |  Play (112)  |  Procreate (4)

Gods are born and die, but the atom endures.
In Perspectives (1966). As quoted and cited in Epigraph, Jefferson Hane Weaver, The World of Physics: A Small Library of the Literature of Physics (1987), Vol. 2, 85.
Science quotes on:  |  Atom (355)  |  Born (33)  |  Endure (20)  |  God (757)  |  Science And Religion (307)

He was not a mathematician–he never even took a maths class after high school–yet Martin Gardner, who has died aged 95, was arguably the most influential and inspirational figure in mathematics in the second half of the last century.
In 'Martin Gardner Obituary', The Guardian (27 May 2010)
Science quotes on:  |  Age (499)  |  Century (310)  |  Class (164)  |  Figure (160)  |  Martin Gardner (50)  |  High (362)  |  High School (11)  |  Influence (222)  |  Inspiration (75)  |  Last (426)  |  Mathematician (387)  |  Mathematics (1328)  |  Most (1731)  |  Never (1087)  |  School (219)

Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Bird (149)  |  Break (99)  |  Broken (56)  |  Dream (208)  |  Fast (45)  |  Fly (146)  |  Hold (95)  |  Life (1795)  |  Wing (75)

Hold fast to dreams,
Let them stay with you forever.
Don’t let them die.
You might fly up in the sky
On a silver unicorn’s back,
Dreaming of the ocean,
Listening to the dolphins sing.
Dreams, hold on to them forever.
…...
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Back (390)  |  Dolphin (9)  |  Dream (208)  |  Fast (45)  |  Fly (146)  |  Forever (103)  |  Hold (95)  |  Let (61)  |  Listen (73)  |  Listening (25)  |  Ocean (202)  |  Silver (46)  |  Sing (26)  |  Sky (161)  |  Stay (25)  |  Unicorn (3)

Holding then to science with one hand—the left hand—we give the right hand to religion, and cry: ‘Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things, more wondrous than the shining worlds can tell.’ Obedient to the promise, religion does awaken faculties within us, does teach our eyes to the beholding of more wonderful things. Those great worlds blazing like suns die like feeble stars in the glory of the morning, in the presence of this new light. The soul knows that an infinite sea of love is all about it, throbbing through it, everlasting arms of affection lift it, and it bathes itself in the clear consciousness of a Father’s love.
…...
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Affection (43)  |  All (4108)  |  Arm (81)  |  Arms (37)  |  Awaken (15)  |  Bathe (3)  |  Behold (18)  |  Blaze (14)  |  Clear (100)  |  Consciousness (123)  |  Cry (29)  |  Everlasting (8)  |  Eye (419)  |  Faculty (72)  |  Father (110)  |  Feeble (27)  |  Give (202)  |  Glory (58)  |  Great (1574)  |  Hand (143)  |  Hold (95)  |  Infinite (231)  |  Know (1518)  |  Leave (130)  |  Lift (55)  |  Light (607)  |  Love (309)  |  Mine (76)  |  More (2559)  |  Morning (94)  |  New (1216)  |  Obedient (9)  |  Open (274)  |  Presence (63)  |  Promise (67)  |  Religion (361)  |  Right (452)  |  Science (3879)  |  Sea (308)  |  Shine (45)  |  Shining (35)  |  Soul (226)  |  Star (427)  |  Stars (304)  |  Sun (385)  |  Teach (277)  |  Tell (340)  |  Thing (1915)  |  Thou (9)  |  Throb (6)  |  Through (849)  |  Wonderful (149)  |  Wondrous (21)  |  World (1774)

How can you shorten the subject? That stern struggle with the multiplication table, for many people not yet ended in victory, how can you make it less? Square root, as obdurate as a hardwood stump in a pasture nothing but years of effort can extract it. You can’t hurry the process. Or pass from arithmetic to algebra; you can’t shoulder your way past quadratic equations or ripple through the binomial theorem. Instead, the other way; your feet are impeded in the tangled growth, your pace slackens, you sink and fall somewhere near the binomial theorem with the calculus in sight on the horizon. So died, for each of us, still bravely fighting, our mathematical training; except for a set of people called “mathematicians”—born so, like crooks.
In Too Much College: Or, Education Eating up Life, with Kindred Essays in Education and Humour (1939), 8.
Science quotes on:  |  Algebra (113)  |  Arithmetic (136)  |  Binomial (6)  |  Binomial Theorem (5)  |  Brave (12)  |  Calculus (65)  |  Call (769)  |  Crook (2)  |  Effort (227)  |  End (590)  |  Equation (132)  |  Extract (40)  |  Fall (230)  |  Fight (44)  |  Foot (60)  |  Growth (187)  |  Horizon (45)  |  Hurry (15)  |  Impede (4)  |  Mathematician (387)  |  Mathematics (1328)  |  Multiplication (43)  |  Multiplication Table (16)  |  Nothing (966)  |  Other (2236)  |  Pace (14)  |  Pass (238)  |  Past (337)  |  Pasture (13)  |  People (1005)  |  Process (423)  |  Ripple (9)  |  Root (120)  |  Set (394)  |  Shorten (5)  |  Shoulder (33)  |  Sight (132)  |  Sink (37)  |  Square (70)  |  Square Root (12)  |  Stern (3)  |  Still (613)  |  Struggle (105)  |  Stump (3)  |  Subject (521)  |  Table (104)  |  Tangle (6)  |  Theorem (112)  |  Through (849)  |  Training (80)  |  Victory (39)  |  Way (1217)  |  Year (933)

I am the daughter of earth and water, And the nursling of the sky;
I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores;
I change, but I cannot die.
For after the rain when with never a stain,
The pavilion of Heaven is bare,
And the winds and sunbeams with their convex gleams,
Build up the blue dome of air,
I silently laugh at my own cenotaph, And out of the caverns of rain,
Like a child from the womb, like a ghost from the tomb,
I arise and unbuild it again.
The Cloud (1820). In K. Raine (ed.), Shelley (1974), 289.
Science quotes on:  |  Air (347)  |  Arise (158)  |  Bare (33)  |  Build (204)  |  Cavern (9)  |  Cenotaph (2)  |  Change (593)  |  Child (307)  |  Convex (6)  |  Daughter (29)  |  Dome (8)  |  Earth (996)  |  Ghost (36)  |  Heaven (258)  |  Laugh (47)  |  Never (1087)  |  Ocean (202)  |  Pass (238)  |  Pore (7)  |  Rain (62)  |  Shore (24)  |  Sky (161)  |  Stain (9)  |  Through (849)  |  Tomb (15)  |  Water (481)  |  Wind (128)  |  Womb (24)

I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age.
Letter to Charles Augustin Ferriol, comte d'Argental (1767). In Raymond C. Rowe, Joseph Chamberlain, A Spoonful of Sugar (2007), 243.
Science quotes on:  |  Age (499)  |  Doctor (187)  |  Know (1518)  |  Laugh (47)  |  Laughable (4)  |  More (2559)  |  Nothing (966)  |  Old (481)  |  Old Age (33)

I was always afraid of dying. Always. It was my fear that made me learn everything I could about my airplane and my emergency equipment, and kept me flying respectful of my machine and always alert in the cockpit.
Science quotes on:  |  Afraid (21)  |  Airplane (41)  |  Alert (13)  |  Emergency (10)  |  Equipment (43)  |  Everything (476)  |  Fear (197)  |  Fly (146)  |  Flying (72)  |  Learn (629)  |  Machine (257)  |  Respectful (2)

If a man dies of cancer in fear and despair, then cry for his pain and celebrate his life. The other man, who fought like hell and laughed in the end, but also died, may have had an easier time in his final months, but took his leave with no more humanity.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Cancer (55)  |  Celebrate (19)  |  Cry (29)  |  Despair (40)  |  Easier (53)  |  Easy (204)  |  End (590)  |  Fear (197)  |  Fight (44)  |  Final (118)  |  Hell (32)  |  Humanity (169)  |  Laugh (47)  |  Leave (130)  |  Life (1795)  |  Man (2251)  |  Month (88)  |  More (2559)  |  Other (2236)  |  Pain (136)  |  Time (1877)

In 1900 however, he [Planck] worked out the revolutionary quantum theory, a towering achievement which extended and improved the basic concepts of physics. It was so revolutionary, in fact, that almost no physicist, including Planck himself could bring himself to accept it. (Planck later said that the only way a revolutionary theory could be accepted was to wait until all the old scientists had died.)
(1976). In Isaac Asimov’s Book of Science and Nature Quotations (1988), 324.
Science quotes on:  |  Accept (191)  |  Achievement (179)  |  All (4108)  |  Basic (138)  |  Concept (221)  |  Extend (128)  |  Fact (1210)  |  Himself (461)  |  Improve (58)  |  Old (481)  |  Physic (517)  |  Physicist (259)  |  Physics (533)  |  Max Planck (64)  |  Quantum (117)  |  Quantum Theory (66)  |  Revolutionary (31)  |  Scientist (820)  |  Theory (970)  |  Towering (11)  |  Wait (58)  |  Way (1217)  |  Work (1351)

In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering in innumerable solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge. That was the haughtiest and most mendacious minute of ‘world history’—yet only a minute. After nature had drawn a few breaths the star grew cold, and the clever animals had to die. ... There have been eternities when [human intellect] did not exist; and when it is done for again, nothing will have happened.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Animal (617)  |  Breath (59)  |  Clever (38)  |  Cold (112)  |  Corner (57)  |  Draw (137)  |  Eternity (63)  |  Exist (443)  |  Glitter (8)  |  Grow (238)  |  Happen (274)  |  Happened (88)  |  Haughty (2)  |  History (673)  |  Human (1468)  |  Human Intellect (31)  |  Innumerable (55)  |  Intellect (233)  |  Invent (51)  |  Knowledge (1529)  |  Mendacious (2)  |  Minute (125)  |  Most (1731)  |  Nature (1926)  |  Nothing (966)  |  Pour (10)  |  Remote (83)  |  Solar System (77)  |  Solar Systems (3)  |  Star (427)  |  System (537)  |  Universe (857)  |  Will (2355)  |  World (1774)

In the case of the Sun, we have a new understanding of the cosmological meaning of sacrifice. The Sun is, with each second, transforming four million tons of itself into light—giving itself over to become energy that we, with every meal, partake of. The Sun converts itself into a flow of energy that photosynthesis changes into plants that are consumed by animals. Humans have been feasting on the Sun’s energy stored in the form of wheat or maize or reindeer as each day the Sun dies as Sun and is reborn as the vitality of Earth. These solar flares are in fact the very power of the vast human enterprise. Every child of ours needs to learn the simple truth: she is the energy of the Sun. And we adults should organize things so her face shines with the same radiant joy.
In The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos: Humanity and the New Story (1996), 40-41.
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Animal (617)  |  Become (815)  |  Change (593)  |  Child (307)  |  Consume (9)  |  Cosmological (11)  |  Earth (996)  |  Energy (344)  |  Enterprise (54)  |  Face (212)  |  Fact (1210)  |  Flow (83)  |  Form (959)  |  Human (1468)  |  Joy (107)  |  Learn (629)  |  Light (607)  |  Maize (4)  |  Meal (18)  |  Meaning (233)  |  New (1216)  |  Organize (29)  |  Photosynthesis (19)  |  Plant (294)  |  Power (746)  |  Radiant (15)  |  Reindeer (2)  |  Sacrifice (50)  |  Same (157)  |  Shine (45)  |  Simple (406)  |  Solar Flare (2)  |  Sun (385)  |  Thing (1915)  |  Ton (21)  |  Truth (1057)  |  Understanding (513)  |  Vast (177)  |  Vitality (23)  |  Wheat (10)

In the medical field [scientific ignorance] could lead to horrendous results. People who don’t understand the difference between a controlled experiment and claims by some quack may die as a result of not taking medical science seriously. One of the most damaging examples of pseudoscience is false memory syndrome. I’m on the board of a foundation exposing this problem.
As quoted by Lawrence Toppman, 'Mastermind', The Charlotte Observer (20 Jun 1993), 6E. As quoted and cited in Dana Richards, 'Martin Gardner: A “Documentary”', collected in Elwyn R. Berlekamp and Tom Rodgers (ed.) The Mathemagician and Pied Puzzler: A Collection in Tribute to Martin Gardner (1999), 11.
Science quotes on:  |  Board (12)  |  Claim (146)  |  Control (167)  |  Damage (34)  |  Difference (337)  |  Example (94)  |  Experiment (695)  |  Expose (23)  |  False (100)  |  Field (364)  |  Foundation (171)  |  Horrendous (2)  |  Ignorance (240)  |  Lead (384)  |  Medical Science (18)  |  Memory (134)  |  Most (1731)  |  People (1005)  |  Problem (676)  |  Pseudoscience (16)  |  Quack (18)  |  Result (677)  |  Science (3879)  |  Scientific (941)  |  Seriously (19)  |  Understand (606)

In the search for truth there are certain questions that are not important. Of what material is the universe constructed? Is the universe eternal? Are there limits or not to the universe? ... If a man were to postpone his search and practice for Enlightenment until such questions were solved, he would die before he found the path.
Budha
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Certain (550)  |  Construct (124)  |  Enlightenment (20)  |  Eternal (110)  |  Eternity (63)  |  Find (998)  |  Importance (286)  |  Important (209)  |  Limit (280)  |  Man (2251)  |  Mankind (339)  |  Material (353)  |  Matter (798)  |  Path (144)  |  Postpone (5)  |  Practice (204)  |  Question (621)  |  Search (162)  |  Solution (267)  |  Solve (130)  |  Truth (1057)  |  Universe (857)

It may well be doubted whether, in all the range of Science, there is any field so fascinating to the explorer—so rich in hidden treasures—so fruitful in delightful surprises—as that of Pure Mathematics. The charm lies chiefly, I think, in the absolute certainty of its results: for that is what, beyond all mental treasures, the human intellect craves for. Let us only be sure of something! More light, more light … “And if our fate be death, give light and let us die” This is the cry that, through all the ages, is going up from perplexed Humanity, and Science has little else to offer, that will really meet the demands of its votaries, than the conclusions of Pure Mathematics.
Opening of 'Introduction', A New Theory of Parallels (1890), xv. As a non-fiction work, the author’s name on the title page of this book was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Being better known for his works of fiction as Lewis Carroll, all quotes relating to this one person, published under either name, are gathered on this single web page under his pen name.
Science quotes on:  |  Absolute (145)  |  Age (499)  |  All (4108)  |  Beyond (308)  |  Certainty (174)  |  Charm (51)  |  Chiefly (47)  |  Conclusion (254)  |  Crave (9)  |  Cry (29)  |  Death (388)  |  Delightful (17)  |  Demand (123)  |  Doubt (304)  |  Estimates of Mathematics (30)  |  Explorer (28)  |  Fascinating (37)  |  Fate (72)  |  Field (364)  |  Fruitful (58)  |  Give (202)  |  Hide (69)  |  Human (1468)  |  Human Intellect (31)  |  Humanity (169)  |  Intellect (233)  |  Let (61)  |  Lie (364)  |  Light (607)  |  Little (707)  |  Mathematics (1328)  |  Mental (177)  |  More (2559)  |  Offer (141)  |  Pure (291)  |  Pure Mathematics (67)  |  Range (99)  |  Result (677)  |  Rich (62)  |  Science (3879)  |  Something (719)  |  Surprise (86)  |  Think (1086)  |  Through (849)  |  Treasure (57)  |  Votary (3)  |  Will (2355)

It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your idea, but it is disaster to have no idea to capture. It is not a disgrace not to reach for the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. Not failure, but low aim is a sin.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Aim (165)  |  Bear (159)  |  Calamity (11)  |  Capture (10)  |  Disaster (51)  |  Disgrace (12)  |  Dream (208)  |  Failure (161)  |  Goal (145)  |  Idea (843)  |  Lie (364)  |  Life (1795)  |  Low (80)  |  Mind (1338)  |  Must (1526)  |  Reach (281)  |  Sin (42)  |  Star (427)  |  Stars (304)  |  Tragedy (29)  |  Unable (24)  |  Unfulfilled (3)

It should be the function of medicine to have people die young as late as possible.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Function (228)  |  Late (118)  |  Medicine (378)  |  People (1005)  |  Possible (552)  |  Young (227)

It would be as if you were appointed to be copy editor to Dante. If you were the assistant to Dante, and then Dante died, and then you had in your possession the whole of “The Divine Comedy,” what would you do?
On the challenge of taking over (from the late Edwin Hubble) and continuing the universe expansion research at the new 200-inch telescope on Palomar Mountain, California. It was just as the telescope was going into operation, and Sandage was a fresh Ph.D. at age 27. As quoted in Obituary, 'Allan Sandage, 84, Astronomer, Dies; Charted Cosmos’s Age and Expansion', New York Times (17 Nov 2010), B19.
Science quotes on:  |  Appoint (3)  |  Assistant (6)  |  Biography (240)  |  Comedy (4)  |  Copy (33)  |  Dante Alighieri (10)  |  Divine (112)  |  Do (1908)  |  Editor (9)  |  Possession (65)  |  Whole (738)

It would be our worst enemy who would wish us to live only on the glories of the past and die off from the face of the earth in sheer passivity. By continuous achievement alone we can justify our great ancestry. We do not honour our ancestors by the false claim that they are omniscient and had nothing more to learn.
From 'Sir J.C. Bose’s Address', Benares Hindu University 1905-1935 (1936), 423. Collected in J. Lourdusamy, Science and National Consciousness in Bengal: 1870-1930 (2004), 106.
Science quotes on:  |  Achievement (179)  |  Alone (311)  |  Ancestor (60)  |  Ancestry (12)  |  Claim (146)  |  Continuous (82)  |  Do (1908)  |  Earth (996)  |  Enemy (82)  |  Face (212)  |  Face Of The Earth (4)  |  False (100)  |  Glory (58)  |  Great (1574)  |  Honour (56)  |  Justify (24)  |  Learn (629)  |  Live (628)  |  More (2559)  |  Nothing (966)  |  Omniscient (6)  |  Passivity (2)  |  Past (337)  |  Wish (212)  |  Worst (57)  |  Worst Enemy (4)

Japan’s only natural resources are water, fish, sunlight and brains. We must create or die.
As quoted by Franz Lidz in 'Dr. NakaMats, the Man With 3300 Patents to His Name', Smithsonian Magazine (Dec 2012).
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Brain (270)  |  Create (235)  |  Fish (120)  |  Invention (369)  |  Japan (8)  |  Must (1526)  |  Natural (796)  |  Natural Resource (22)  |  Sunlight (23)  |  Water (481)

Life, forever dying to be born afresh, forever young and eager, will presently stand upon this Earth as upon a footstool, and stretch out its realm amidst the stars.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Afresh (4)  |  Amidst (2)  |  Bear (159)  |  Eager (15)  |  Earth (996)  |  Footstool (2)  |  Forever (103)  |  Life (1795)  |  Realm (85)  |  Stand (274)  |  Star (427)  |  Stars (304)  |  Stretch (39)  |  Will (2355)  |  Young (227)

Live and learn; die and forget it all.
Anonymous
Science quotes on:  |  All (4108)  |  Forget (115)  |  Learn (629)  |  Live (628)  |  Quip (80)

Many consider that the conflict of religion and science is a temporary phase, and that in due course the two mighty rivers of human understanding will merge into an even mightier Amazon of comprehension. I take the opposite view, that reconciliation is impossible. I consider that Science is mightier than the Word, and that the river of religion will (or, at least, should) atrophy and die.
In 'Religion - The Antithesis to Science', Chemistry & Industry (Feb 1997).
Science quotes on:  |  Amazon (9)  |  Atrophy (7)  |  Comprehension (66)  |  Conflict (73)  |  Consider (416)  |  Course (409)  |  Due (141)  |  Human (1468)  |  Impossible (251)  |  Merge (3)  |  Opposite (104)  |  Phase (36)  |  Reconciliation (10)  |  Religion (361)  |  River (119)  |  Science (3879)  |  Science And Religion (307)  |  Temporary (23)  |  Two (937)  |  Understanding (513)  |  View (488)  |  Will (2355)  |  Word (619)

Many people are shrinking from the future and from participation in the movement toward a new, expanded reality. And, like homesick travelers abroad, they are focusing their anxieties on home. The reasons are not far to seek. We are at a turning point in human history... We could turn our attention to the problems that going to the moon certainly will not solve ... But I think this would be fatal to our future... A society that no longer moves forward does not merely stagnate; it begins to die.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Abroad (18)  |  Anxiety (30)  |  Attention (190)  |  Begin (260)  |  Certainly (185)  |  Expand (53)  |  Far (154)  |  Fatal (12)  |  Focus (35)  |  Forward (102)  |  Future (429)  |  History (673)  |  Home (170)  |  Human (1468)  |  Human History (5)  |  Long (790)  |  Merely (316)  |  Moon (237)  |  Move (216)  |  Movement (155)  |  New (1216)  |  Participation (15)  |  People (1005)  |  Point (580)  |  Problem (676)  |  Reality (261)  |  Reason (744)  |  Seek (213)  |  Shrink (23)  |  Society (326)  |  Solve (130)  |  Stagnate (3)  |  Think (1086)  |  Toward (45)  |  Traveler (30)  |  Turn (447)  |  Turning Point (8)  |  Will (2355)

Many people would sooner die than think. In fact they do.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Do (1908)  |  Fact (1210)  |  People (1005)  |  Sooner (6)  |  Think (1086)

Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it. He said, “Because it is there.” Well, space is there, and we’re going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. And, therefore, as we set sail we ask God’s blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked.
…...
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Adventure (56)  |  Ask (411)  |  Bless (25)  |  Blessing (24)  |  British (41)  |  Climb (35)  |  Dangerous (105)  |  Embark (7)  |  Explorer (28)  |  God (757)  |  Great (1574)  |  Greatest (328)  |  Hazardous (2)  |  Hope (299)  |  Knowledge (1529)  |  George Mallory (3)  |  Man (2251)  |  Moon (237)  |  Most (1731)  |  Mount (42)  |  Mount Everest (5)  |  New (1216)  |  Peace (108)  |  Planet (356)  |  Sail (36)  |  Say (984)  |  Set (394)  |  Space (500)  |  Want (497)  |  Why (491)  |  Year (933)

Mitochondria seem to be able to exist, in the form of free-living bacteria, without our help. But without them, we die in a matter of seconds.
Lifetide: a Biology of the Unconscious (1979)
Science quotes on:  |  Bacteria (48)  |  Bacterium (5)  |  Exist (443)  |  Form (959)  |  Free (232)  |  Help (105)  |  Living (491)  |  Matter (798)  |  Second (62)  |  Seem (145)

Most of his [Euler’s] memoirs are contained in the transactions of the Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg, and in those of the Academy at Berlin. From 1728 to 1783 a large portion of the Petropolitan transactions were filled by his writings. He had engaged to furnish the Petersburg Academy with memoirs in sufficient number to enrich its acts for twenty years—a promise more than fulfilled, for down to 1818 [Euler died in 1793] the volumes usually contained one or more papers of his. It has been said that an edition of Euler’s complete works would fill 16,000 quarto pages.
In History of Mathematics (1897), 263-264.
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Academy (35)  |  Academy Of Sciences (4)  |  Act (272)  |  Berlin (10)  |  Complete (204)  |  Contain (68)  |  Down (456)  |  Edition (5)  |  Engage (39)  |  Enrich (24)  |  Leonhard Euler (35)  |  Fill (61)  |  Fulfill (19)  |  Furnish (96)  |  Large (394)  |  Mathematicians and Anecdotes (141)  |  Memoir (13)  |  More (2559)  |  Most (1731)  |  Number (699)  |  Page (30)  |  Paper (182)  |  Portion (84)  |  Promise (67)  |  Say (984)  |  Science (3879)  |  Sufficient (128)  |  Transaction (13)  |  Usually (176)  |  Volume (19)  |  Work (1351)  |  Writing (189)  |  Writings (6)  |  Year (933)

Most people would rather die than think: many do.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Do (1908)  |  Most (1731)  |  People (1005)  |  Think (1086)

Most people would rather die than think; many do.
This is an commonly seen paraphrase. For the verbatim words, see it as a part of a longer quote that begins, “We all have a tendency to think…” on the Bertrand Russell Quotes page of this website. In The ABC of Relativity (1925), 166.
Science quotes on:  |  Do (1908)  |  Most (1731)  |  People (1005)  |  Think (1086)

Nature doesn’t sit still. Things and individuals are changing, dying and new things are coming. They’re all stories.
From interview with Joe Shute, 'David Attenborough at 90: ‘I think about my mortality every day’', The Telegraph (29 Oct 2016).
Science quotes on:  |  All (4108)  |  Change (593)  |  Coming (114)  |  Individual (404)  |  Nature (1926)  |  New (1216)  |  Still (613)  |  Story (118)  |  Thing (1915)

Nirvana is a state of pure blissful knowledge ... It has nothing to do with the individual. The ego or its separation is an illusion. Indeed in a certain sense two ‘I’s are identical namely when one disregards all special contents–their Karma. The goal of man is to preserve his Karma and to develop it further ... when man dies his Karma lives and creates for itself another carrier.
…...
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  All (4108)  |  Blissful (3)  |  Carrier (5)  |  Certain (550)  |  Content (69)  |  Create (235)  |  Develop (268)  |  Disregard (8)  |  Do (1908)  |  Ego (17)  |  Far (154)  |  Goal (145)  |  Identical (53)  |  Illusion (66)  |  Indeed (324)  |  Individual (404)  |  Knowledge (1529)  |  Live (628)  |  Man (2251)  |  Namely (11)  |  Nothing (966)  |  Preserve (83)  |  Pure (291)  |  Sense (770)  |  Separation (57)  |  Special (184)  |  State (491)  |  Two (937)

No Roman ever died in contemplation over a geometrical diagram.
Referring to the death of Archimedes, to show the difference between the Greek and Roman mind. As quoted, without citation, in Howard W. Eves, Mathematical Circles Squared (1972), 153.
Science quotes on:  |  Archimedes (55)  |  Contemplation (73)  |  Diagram (20)  |  Geometry (255)  |  Roman (36)

Nothing in the entire universe ever perishes, believe me, but things vary, and adopt a new form. The phrase “being born” is used for beginning to be something different from what one was before, while “dying” means ceasing to be the same. Though this thing may pass into that, and that into this, yet the sums of things remains unchanged.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Adopt (19)  |  Bear (159)  |  Begin (260)  |  Beginning (305)  |  Being (1278)  |  Belief (578)  |  Cease (79)  |  Different (577)  |  Entire (47)  |  Form (959)  |  Mean (809)  |  Means (579)  |  New (1216)  |  Nothing (966)  |  Pass (238)  |  Perish (50)  |  Phrase (61)  |  Remain (349)  |  Same (157)  |  Something (719)  |  Sum (102)  |  Thing (1915)  |  Unchanged (3)  |  Universe (857)  |  Vary (27)

Now, at Suiattle Pass, Brower was still talking about butterflies. He said he had raised them from time to time and had often watched them emerge from the chrysalis—first a crack in the case, then a feeler, and in an hour a butterfly. He said he had felt that he wanted to help, to speed them through the long and awkward procedure; and he had once tried. The butterflies came out with extended abdomens, and their wings were balled together like miniature clenched fists. Nothing happened. They sat there until they died. ‘I have never gotten over that,’ he said. ‘That kind of information is all over in the country, but it’s not in town.”
…...
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Abdomen (5)  |  All (4108)  |  Awkward (11)  |  Ball (62)  |  Brower (2)  |  Butterfly (22)  |  Case (99)  |  Clench (2)  |  Country (251)  |  Crack (15)  |  Emerge (22)  |  Extend (128)  |  Feel (367)  |  Feeler (3)  |  First (1283)  |  Fist (3)  |  Happen (274)  |  Happened (88)  |  Help (105)  |  Hour (186)  |  Information (166)  |  Kind (557)  |  Long (790)  |  Miniature (7)  |  Never (1087)  |  Nothing (966)  |  Often (106)  |  Pass (238)  |  Procedure (41)  |  Raise (35)  |  Say (984)  |  Sit (48)  |  Speed (65)  |  Still (613)  |  Talk (100)  |  Talking (76)  |  Through (849)  |  Time (1877)  |  Together (387)  |  Town (27)  |  Try (283)  |  Want (497)  |  Watch (109)  |  Wing (75)

Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.
In The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), Ch. 3, 61.
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Common (436)  |  Common Sense (130)  |  Creep (15)  |  Discover (553)  |  Late (118)  |  Mistake (169)  |  Most (1731)  |  Never (1087)  |  Nowadays (6)  |  People (1005)  |  Regret (30)  |  Sense (770)  |  Sort (49)  |  Thing (1915)

Old mathematicians never die; they just lose some of their functions.
Anonymous
Science quotes on:  |  Function (228)  |  Joke (83)  |  Lose (159)  |  Mathematician (387)  |  Never (1087)  |  Old (481)

One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Advancement (62)  |  All (4108)  |  Being (1278)  |  General (511)  |  Law (894)  |  Lead (384)  |  Let (61)  |  Live (628)  |  Multiply (37)  |  Namely (11)  |  Organic (158)  |  Strong (174)  |  Strongest (38)  |  Vary (27)  |  Weak (71)

One thousand Americans stop smoking every day - by dying.
Anonymous
…...
Science quotes on:  |  American (46)  |  Smoke (28)  |  Smoking (27)  |  Stop (80)  |  Thousand (331)

Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future.
In An Anthropologist at Work (1959, 2011), 125.
Science quotes on:  |  Faith (203)  |  Future (429)  |  Long (790)  |  Present (619)

Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions.
In 'Phrases and Philosophies', The Writings of Oscar Wilde:Epigrams: Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young (1907), 141.
Science quotes on:  |  Dead (59)  |  Proof (287)  |  Record (154)  |  Religion (361)  |  Science (3879)  |  Science And Religion (307)  |  Truth (1057)

Science gives us the grounds of premises from which religious truths are to be inferred; but it does not set about inferring them, much less does it reach the inference; that is not its province. It brings before us phenomena, and it leaves us, if we will, to call them works of design, wisdom, or benevolence; and further still, if we will, to proceed to confess an Intelligent Creator. We have to take its facts, and to give them a meaning, and to draw our own conclusions from them. First comes Knowledge, then a view, then reasoning, then belief. This is why Science has so little of a religious tendency; deductions have no power of persuasion. The heart is commonly reached, not through the reason, but through the imagination, by means of direct impressions, by the testimony of facts and events, by history, by description. Persons influence us, voices melt us, looks subdue us, deeds inflame us. Many a man will live and die upon a dogma; no man will be a martyr for a conclusion.
Letter collected in Tamworth Reading Room: Letters on an Address Delivered by Sir Robert Peel, Bart., M.P. on the Establishment of a Reading Room at Tamworth (1841), 32. Excerpted in John Henry Newman, An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent (1870), 89 & 94 footnote.
Science quotes on:  |  Belief (578)  |  Benevolence (8)  |  Bring (90)  |  Call (769)  |  Commonly (9)  |  Conclusion (254)  |  Confess (42)  |  Creator (91)  |  Deduction (82)  |  Deed (34)  |  Description (84)  |  Design (195)  |  Direct (225)  |  Dogma (48)  |  Draw (137)  |  Event (216)  |  Fact (1210)  |  Facts (553)  |  Far (154)  |  First (1283)  |  Give (202)  |  Ground (217)  |  Heart (229)  |  History (673)  |  Imagination (328)  |  Impression (114)  |  Infer (12)  |  Inference (45)  |  Inflame (2)  |  Influence (222)  |  Intelligent (100)  |  Knowledge (1529)  |  Leave (130)  |  Less (103)  |  Little (707)  |  Live (628)  |  Look (582)  |  Man (2251)  |  Martyr (3)  |  Mean (809)  |  Meaning (233)  |  Means (579)  |  Melt (16)  |  Person (363)  |  Persuasion (8)  |  Phenomenon (318)  |  Power (746)  |  Premise (37)  |  Proceed (129)  |  Province (35)  |  Reach (281)  |  Reason (744)  |  Reasoning (207)  |  Religious (126)  |  Science (3879)  |  Set (394)  |  Still (613)  |  Subdue (7)  |  Tendency (99)  |  Testimony (21)  |  Through (849)  |  Truth (1057)  |  View (488)  |  Voice (52)  |  Why (491)  |  Will (2355)  |  Wisdom (221)  |  Work (1351)

Shall an invention be patented or donated to the public freely? I have known some well-meaning scientific men to look askance at the patenting of inventions, as if it were a rather selfish and ungracious act, essentially unworthy. The answer is very simple. Publish an invention freely, and it will almost surely die from lack of interest in its development. It will not be developed and the world will not be benefited. Patent it, and if valuable, it will be taken up and developed into a business.
Address as M.I.T. acting president, to the graduating class (11 Jun 1920). Published in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Technology Review (Jul 1920), 22, 420.
Science quotes on:  |  Act (272)  |  Answer (366)  |  Askance (2)  |  Benefit (114)  |  Business (149)  |  Develop (268)  |  Development (422)  |  Essentially (14)  |  Freely (13)  |  Interest (386)  |  Invention (369)  |  Known (454)  |  Lack (119)  |  Look (582)  |  Meaning (233)  |  Patent (33)  |  Public (96)  |  Publish (36)  |  Scientific (941)  |  Selfish (11)  |  Simple (406)  |  Surely (101)  |  Unworthy (18)  |  Value (365)  |  Well-Meaning (3)  |  Will (2355)  |  World (1774)

Since we all must die, what better can we ask for than a quick and sudden death?
Aphorism as given by the fictional character Dezhnev Senior, in Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain (1987), 143.
Science quotes on:  |  All (4108)  |  Ask (411)  |  Better (486)  |  Death (388)  |  Must (1526)  |  Quick (13)  |  Sudden (67)

So the universe will continue to expand forever, and the galaxies will get farther and farther apart, and things will just die. That’s the way it is. It doesn't matter whether I feel lonely about it or not.
As quoted in Obituary, 'Allan Sandage, 84, Astronomer, Dies; Charted Cosmos’s Age and Expansion', New York Times (17 Nov 2010), B19.
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Continue (165)  |  Expand (53)  |  Farther (51)  |  Feel (367)  |  Forever (103)  |  Galaxies (29)  |  Galaxy (51)  |  Lonely (24)  |  Matter (798)  |  Thing (1915)  |  Universe (857)  |  Way (1217)  |  Will (2355)

Suddenly there was an enormous explosion, like a violent volcano. The nuclear reactions had led to overheating in the underground burial grounds. The explosion poured radioactive dust and materials high up into the sky. It was just the wrong weather for such a tragedy. Strong winds blew the radioactive clouds hundreds of miles away. It was difficult to gauge the extent of the disaster immediately, and no evacuation plan was put into operation right away. Many villages and towns were only ordered to evacuate when the symptoms of radiation sickness were already quite apparent. Tens of thousands of people were affected, hundreds dying, though the real figures have never been made public. The large area, where the accident happened, is still considered dangerous and is closed to the public.
'Two Decades of Dissidence', New Scientist (4 Nov 1976), 72, No. 72, 265.
Science quotes on:  |  Accident (88)  |  Affected (3)  |  Already (222)  |  Apparent (84)  |  Area (31)  |  Atomic Energy (24)  |  Burial (7)  |  Closed (38)  |  Cloud (104)  |  Consider (416)  |  Considered (12)  |  Dangerous (105)  |  Difficult (246)  |  Disaster (51)  |  Dust (64)  |  Enormous (41)  |  Explosion (44)  |  Extent (139)  |  Figure (160)  |  Gauge (2)  |  Ground (217)  |  Happen (274)  |  Happened (88)  |  Heat (174)  |  High (362)  |  Hundred (229)  |  Immediate (95)  |  Immediately (114)  |  Large (394)  |  Material (353)  |  Mile (39)  |  Never (1087)  |  Nuclear (107)  |  Operation (213)  |  Order (632)  |  People (1005)  |  Plan (117)  |  Public (96)  |  Radiation (44)  |  Radioactive (22)  |  Reaction (104)  |  Real (149)  |  Right (452)  |  Sickness (26)  |  Sky (161)  |  Still (613)  |  Strong (174)  |  Sudden (67)  |  Suddenly (88)  |  Symptom (34)  |  Thousand (331)  |  Total (94)  |  Town (27)  |  Tragedy (29)  |  Underground (11)  |  Village (7)  |  Violent (17)  |  Volcano (39)  |  Weather (44)  |  Wind (128)  |  Wrong (234)

Teach me your mood,
O patient stars.
Who climb each night,
the ancient sky.
leaving on space no shade, no scars,
no trace of age, no fear to die.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Age (499)  |  Ancient (189)  |  Climb (35)  |  Fear (197)  |  Leave (130)  |  Mood (13)  |  Night (120)  |  Patient (199)  |  Scar (7)  |  Shade (31)  |  Sky (161)  |  Space (500)  |  Star (427)  |  Stars (304)  |  Teach (277)  |  Trace (103)

The conscience of the dying belies their life.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Belie (3)  |  Conscience (50)  |  Life (1795)

The dog writhing in the gutter, its back broken by a passing car, knows what it is to be alive. So too with the aged elk of the far north woods, slowly dying in the bitter cold of winter. The asphalt upon which the dog lies knows no pain. The snow upon which the elk has collapsed knows not the cold. But living beings do. … Are you conscious? Then you can feel more pain. … Perhaps we even suffer more than the dumb animals.
In The Symbiotic Universe: Life and Mind in the Cosmos (1988), 194-195. As quoted and cited in Robert E. Zinser, The Fascinated God: What Science Says to Faith and Faith to Scientists (2003), 521.
Science quotes on:  |  Alive (90)  |  Animal (617)  |  Asphalt (2)  |  Back (390)  |  Being (1278)  |  Bitter (30)  |  Broken (56)  |  Car (71)  |  Cold (112)  |  Collapse (17)  |  Conscious (45)  |  Do (1908)  |  Dog (70)  |  Dumb (11)  |  Feel (367)  |  Gutter (3)  |  Know (1518)  |  Lie (364)  |  Life (1795)  |  Living (491)  |  More (2559)  |  Pain (136)  |  Passing (76)  |  Slowly (18)  |  Snow (37)  |  Suffer (41)  |  Winter (44)  |  Wood (92)  |  Writhe (3)

The military engineer had died and his close relative, the civil engineer, had taken his place.
Anonymous
Reported as “one regimental commander declared…” and given as a narrative statement, not within quotation marks. The context is that by World War II, “engineer work in war … covered a far wider technical range than ever before in American military engineering experience,” with increasingly “complex and extensive” operations. In Beck, Bortz, Lynch, Mayo and Weld, 'Introduction' The Corps of Engineers: The War Against Germany (1988), 3. For more background on the change, a footnote cites William Barclay Parsons, The American Engineers in France (1920), 5-7.
Science quotes on:  |  Civil (26)  |  Civil Engineer (4)  |  Engineer (121)  |  Military (40)  |  Military Engineer (2)  |  Relative (39)  |  Replace (31)

The most intensely social animals can only adapt to group behavior. Bees and ants have no option when isolated, except to die. There is really no such creature as a single individual; he has no more life of his own than a cast off cell marooned from the surface of your skin.
In The Lives of a Cell (1974), 63.
Science quotes on:  |  Adapt (66)  |  Animal (617)  |  Ant (28)  |  Bee (40)  |  Behavior (84)  |  Cast (66)  |  Cell (138)  |  Creature (233)  |  Entomology (9)  |  Group (78)  |  Individual (404)  |  Isolated (14)  |  Life (1795)  |  More (2559)  |  Most (1731)  |  Single (353)  |  Skin (47)  |  Social (252)  |  Surface (209)

The ruthless destruction of their forests by the Chinese is one of the reasons why famine and plague today hold this nation in their sinister grasp. Denudation, wherever practiced, leaves naked soil; floods and erosion follow, and when the soil is gone men must also go—and the process does not take long. The great plains of Eastern China were centuries ago transformed from forest into agricultural land. The mountain plateau of Central China have also within a few hundred years been utterly devastated of tree growth, and no attempt made at either natural or artificial reforestation. As a result, the water rushes off the naked slopes in veritable floods, gullying away the mountain sides, causing rivers to run muddy with yellow soil, and carrying enormous masses of fertile earth to the sea. Water courses have also changed; rivers become uncontrollable, and the water level of the country is lowered perceptibly. In consequence, the unfortunate people see their crops wither and die for lack of water when it is most needed.
Statement (11 May 1921) by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) concerning the famine in China in seven out of every ten years. Reported in 'Blames Deforestation: Department of Agriculture Ascribes Chinese Famine to it', New York Times (12 May 1921), 12.
Science quotes on:  |  Agriculture (68)  |  Artificial (33)  |  Attempt (251)  |  Become (815)  |  Central (80)  |  Century (310)  |  Changed (2)  |  China (23)  |  Chinese (22)  |  Consequence (203)  |  Country (251)  |  Course (409)  |  Crop (25)  |  Deforestation (45)  |  Denudation (2)  |  Destruction (125)  |  Earth (996)  |  Erosion (19)  |  Famine (15)  |  Fertile (29)  |  Flood (50)  |  Follow (378)  |  Forest (150)  |  Grasp (61)  |  Great (1574)  |  Growth (187)  |  Hundred (229)  |  Lack (119)  |  Land (115)  |  Level (67)  |  Long (790)  |  Lowered (2)  |  Most (1731)  |  Mountain (185)  |  Muddy (3)  |  Must (1526)  |  Naked (10)  |  Nation (193)  |  Natural (796)  |  Need (290)  |  People (1005)  |  Perceptibly (2)  |  Plague (41)  |  Plain (33)  |  Plateau (6)  |  Process (423)  |  Reason (744)  |  Reforestation (6)  |  Result (677)  |  River (119)  |  Run (174)  |  Ruthless (10)  |  Sea (308)  |  See (1081)  |  Side (233)  |  Sinister (8)  |  Slope (9)  |  Soil (86)  |  Today (314)  |  Transform (73)  |  Tree (246)  |  Uncontrollable (4)  |  Unfortunate (19)  |  Utterly (15)  |  Water (481)  |  Wherever (51)  |  Why (491)  |  Wither (8)  |  Year (933)  |  Yellow (30)

The succession of individuals, connected by reproduction and belonging to a species, makes it possible for the specific form itself to last for ages. In the end, however, the species is temporary; it has no “eternal life.” After existing for a certain period, it either dies or is converted by modification into other forms.
As translated by Joseph McCabe in Haeckel's The Wonders of Life: a Popular Study of Biological Philosophy (1904), 248.
Science quotes on:  |  Age (499)  |  Belong (162)  |  Belonging (37)  |  Certain (550)  |  Connect (125)  |  Convert (22)  |  End (590)  |  Eternal (110)  |  Evolution (590)  |  Existence (456)  |  Form (959)  |  Individual (404)  |  Last (426)  |  Life (1795)  |  Modification (55)  |  Other (2236)  |  Period (198)  |  Possible (552)  |  Reproduction (72)  |  Species (401)  |  Specific (95)  |  Succession (77)  |  Temporary (23)

The vitality of thought is in adventure. Idea's won't keep. Something must be done about them. When the idea is new, its custodians have fervour, live for it, and, if need be, die for it. Their inheritors receive the idea, perhaps now strong and successful, but without inheriting the fervour; so the idea settles down to a comfortable middle age, turns senile, and dies.
In Alfred North Whitehead and Lucien Price (ed.), Dialogues of Alfred North Whitehead (1954, 1977), 100.
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Adventure (56)  |  Age (499)  |  Comfortable (10)  |  Custodian (3)  |  Do (1908)  |  Down (456)  |  Fervor (7)  |  Idea (843)  |  Inherit (33)  |  Keep (101)  |  Live (628)  |  Middle Age (18)  |  Must (1526)  |  New (1216)  |  Receive (114)  |  Settle (19)  |  Something (719)  |  Strong (174)  |  Successful (123)  |  Thought (953)  |  Turn (447)  |  Vitality (23)

There are no reptiles, and no snake can exist there [Ireland]; for although often brought over from Britain, as soon as the ship nears land, they breathe the scent of the air, and die.
Bede
Science quotes on:  |  Air (347)  |  Breathe (45)  |  Britain (24)  |  Exist (443)  |  Ireland (8)  |  Land (115)  |  Reptile (29)  |  Scent (7)  |  Ship (62)  |  Snake (26)  |  Soon (186)

There shall be wings! If the accomplishment be not for me, ’tis for some other. The spirit cannot die; and man, who shall know all and shall have wings...
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Accomplishment (93)  |  All (4108)  |  Know (1518)  |  Man (2251)  |  Other (2236)  |  Spirit (265)  |  Wing (75)

Thinking is the most unhealthy thing in the world, and people die of it just as they die of any other disease.
In 'Decay of Lying', The Writings of Oscar Wilde: Epigrams, Phrases and Philosophies For the Use of the Young (1907), 6.
Science quotes on:  |  Disease (328)  |  Most (1731)  |  Other (2236)  |  People (1005)  |  Thing (1915)  |  Think (1086)  |  Thinking (414)  |  Unhealthy (2)  |  World (1774)

This [the fact that the pursuit of mathematics brings into harmonious action all the faculties of the human mind] accounts for the extraordinary longevity of all the greatest masters of the Analytic art, the Dii Majores of the mathematical Pantheon. Leibnitz lived to the age of 70; Euler to 76; Lagrange to 77; Laplace to 78; Gauss to 78; Plato, the supposed inventor of the conic sections, who made mathematics his study and delight, who called them the handles or aids to philosophy, the medicine of the soul, and is said never to have let a day go by without inventing some new theorems, lived to 82; Newton, the crown and glory of his race, to 85; Archimedes, the nearest akin, probably, to Newton in genius, was 75, and might have lived on to be 100, for aught we can guess to the contrary, when he was slain by the impatient and ill mannered sergeant, sent to bring him before the Roman general, in the full vigour of his faculties, and in the very act of working out a problem; Pythagoras, in whose school, I believe, the word mathematician (used, however, in a somewhat wider than its present sense) originated, the second founder of geometry, the inventor of the matchless theorem which goes by his name, the pre-cognizer of the undoubtedly mis-called Copernican theory, the discoverer of the regular solids and the musical canon who stands at the very apex of this pyramid of fame, (if we may credit the tradition) after spending 22 years studying in Egypt, and 12 in Babylon, opened school when 56 or 57 years old in Magna Græcia, married a young wife when past 60, and died, carrying on his work with energy unspent to the last, at the age of 99. The mathematician lives long and lives young; the wings of his soul do not early drop off, nor do its pores become clogged with the earthy particles blown from the dusty highways of vulgar life.
In Presidential Address to the British Association, Collected Mathematical Papers, Vol. 2 (1908), 658.
Science quotes on:  |  Account (192)  |  Act (272)  |  Action (327)  |  Age (499)  |  Aid (97)  |  Akin (5)  |  All (4108)  |  Analytic (10)  |  Apex (6)  |  Archimedes (55)  |  Art (657)  |  Aught (6)  |  Babylon (7)  |  Become (815)  |  Belief (578)  |  Blow (44)  |  Bring (90)  |  Call (769)  |  Called (9)  |  Canon (3)  |  Carry (127)  |  Clog (5)  |  Conic Section (8)  |  Contrary (141)  |  Copernican Theory (3)  |  Credit (20)  |  Crown (38)  |  Delight (108)  |  Discoverer (42)  |  Do (1908)  |  Drop (76)  |  Dusty (8)  |  Early (185)  |  Egypt (29)  |  Energy (344)  |  Leonhard Euler (35)  |  Extraordinary (79)  |  Fact (1210)  |  Faculty (72)  |  Fame (50)  |  Founder (26)  |  Full (66)  |  Carl Friedrich Gauss (77)  |  General (511)  |  Genius (284)  |  Geometry (255)  |  Glory (58)  |  Great (1574)  |  Greatest (328)  |  Guess (61)  |  Handle (28)  |  Harmonious (18)  |  Highway (13)  |  Human (1468)  |  Human Mind (128)  |  Impatient (3)  |  Invent (51)  |  Inventor (71)  |  Count Joseph-Louis de Lagrange (26)  |  Pierre-Simon Laplace (62)  |  Last (426)  |  Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (49)  |  Let (61)  |  Life (1795)  |  Live (628)  |  Long (790)  |  Longevity (6)  |  Manner (58)  |  Marry (8)  |  Master (178)  |  Mathematician (387)  |  Mathematics (1328)  |  Medicine (378)  |  Mind (1338)  |  Musical (10)  |  Name (333)  |  Never (1087)  |  New (1216)  |  Sir Isaac Newton (333)  |  Old (481)  |  Open (274)  |  Originate (36)  |  Pantheon (2)  |  Particle (194)  |  Past (337)  |  Philosophy (380)  |  Plato (76)  |  Pore (7)  |  Present (619)  |  Probably (49)  |  Problem (676)  |  Pursuit (121)  |  Pyramid (9)  |  Pythagoras (38)  |  Race (268)  |  Regular (46)  |  Roman (36)  |  Say (984)  |  School (219)  |  Second (62)  |  Send (22)  |  Sense (770)  |  Sergeant (2)  |  Solid (116)  |  Soul (226)  |  Spend (95)  |  Spending (24)  |  Stand (274)  |  Study (653)  |  Studying (70)  |  Suppose (156)  |  Theorem (112)  |  Theory (970)  |  Tradition (69)  |  Undoubtedly (3)  |  Vigour (18)  |  Vulgar (33)  |  Wide (96)  |  Wife (41)  |  Wing (75)  |  Word (619)  |  Work (1351)  |  Year (933)  |  Young (227)

To mess around with Ebola is an easy way to die. Better to work with something safer, such as anthrax.
The Hot Zone
Science quotes on:  |  Anthrax (2)  |  Better (486)  |  Easy (204)  |  Mess (13)  |  Safe (54)  |  Something (719)  |  Way (1217)  |  Work (1351)

We all have a tendency to think that the world must conform to our prejudices. The opposite view involves some effort of thought, and most people would die sooner than think–in fact they do so.
In The ABC of Relativity (1925), 166. A paraphrase from this quote is often seen as, “Most people would rather die than think; many do.”
Science quotes on:  |  All (4108)  |  Conform (13)  |  Do (1908)  |  Effort (227)  |  Fact (1210)  |  Involve (90)  |  Most (1731)  |  Must (1526)  |  Opposite (104)  |  People (1005)  |  Prefer (25)  |  Prejudice (87)  |  Tendency (99)  |  Think (1086)  |  Thought (953)  |  View (488)  |  World (1774)

We are a bit of stellar matter gone wrong. We are physical machinery—puppets that strut and talk and laugh and die as the hand of time pulls the strings beneath. But there is one elementary inescapable answer. We are that which asks the question.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Answer (366)  |  Ask (411)  |  Beneath (64)  |  Bit (22)  |  Elementary (96)  |  Hand (143)  |  Inescapable (7)  |  Laugh (47)  |  Machinery (56)  |  Matter (798)  |  Physical (508)  |  Pull (43)  |  Puppet (3)  |  Question (621)  |  Stellar (4)  |  String (21)  |  Strut (2)  |  Talk (100)  |  Time (1877)  |  Wrong (234)

We are once for all adapted to the military status. A millennium of peace would not breed the fighting disposition out of our bone and marrow, and a function so ingrained and vital will never consent to die without resistance, and will always find impassioned apologists and idealizers.
From 'Remarks at The Peace Banquet' (7 Oct 1904), Boston, on the closing day of the World’s Peace Congress. Printed in Atlantic Monthly (Dec 1904), 845-846. Collected in Essays in Religion and Morality (1982), Vol. 9, 121.
Science quotes on:  |  Adapt (66)  |  All (4108)  |  Bone (95)  |  Breed (24)  |  Consent (14)  |  Disposition (42)  |  Fighting (2)  |  Find (998)  |  Function (228)  |  Impassioned (2)  |  Ingrained (5)  |  Marrow (5)  |  Military (40)  |  Millennium (3)  |  Never (1087)  |  Peace (108)  |  Resistance (40)  |  Status (35)  |  Vital (85)  |  Will (2355)

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.
Quoted, for example, in The American Exporter (1930), Vol. 106, 158. Webmaster has found this quote in numerous texts, but as yet has not identified the original. (Can you help?)
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  All (4108)  |  Bad (180)  |  Big (48)  |  Bring (90)  |  Dream (208)  |  Dreamer (13)  |  Fire (189)  |  Great (1574)  |  Grow (238)  |  Haze (3)  |  Hope (299)  |  Let (61)  |  Light (607)  |  Long (790)  |  Nourish (16)  |  Nurse (25)  |  Other (2236)  |  Protect (58)  |  Red (35)  |  See (1081)  |  Sincerely (3)  |  Soft (29)  |  Spring (133)  |  Sunshine (10)  |  Thing (1915)  |  Through (849)  |  True (212)  |  Will (2355)  |  Winter (44)

We have little more personal stake in cosmic destiny than do sunflowers or butterflies. The transfiguration of the universe lies some 50 to 100 billion years in the future; snap your fingers twice and you will have consumed a greater fraction of your life than all human history is to such a span. ... We owe our lives to universal processes ... and as invited guests we might do better to learn about them than to complain about them. If the prospect of a dying universe causes us anguish, it does so only because we can forecast it, and we have as yet not the slightest idea why such forecasts are possible for us. ... Why should nature, whether hostile or benign, be in any way intelligible to us? Al the mysteries of science are but palace guards to that mystery.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  All (4108)  |  Anguish (2)  |  Benign (2)  |  Better (486)  |  Billion (95)  |  Butterfly (22)  |  Cause (541)  |  Complain (8)  |  Consume (9)  |  Cosmic (72)  |  Destiny (50)  |  Do (1908)  |  Finger (44)  |  Forecast (13)  |  Fraction (13)  |  Future (429)  |  Great (1574)  |  Greater (288)  |  Guard (18)  |  Guest (5)  |  History (673)  |  Hostile (8)  |  Human (1468)  |  Idea (843)  |  Intelligible (34)  |  Invite (9)  |  Learn (629)  |  Lie (364)  |  Life (1795)  |  Little (707)  |  Live (628)  |  More (2559)  |  Mystery (177)  |  Nature (1926)  |  Owe (71)  |  Palace (8)  |  Personal (67)  |  Possible (552)  |  Process (423)  |  Prospect (30)  |  Science (3879)  |  Slight (31)  |  Snap (7)  |  Span (5)  |  Stake (19)  |  Sunflower (2)  |  Twice (17)  |  Universal (189)  |  Universe (857)  |  Way (1217)  |  Why (491)  |  Will (2355)  |  Year (933)

We must really agree with Bamberger, who thinks that the greater part of patients who die, of endocarditis even, have succumbed not to the disease, but to the remedy.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Agree (26)  |  Disease (328)  |  Great (1574)  |  Greater (288)  |  Must (1526)  |  Part (222)  |  Patient (199)  |  Really (78)  |  Remedy (62)  |  Succumb (6)  |  Think (1086)

When men die of disease they are said to die from natural causes. When they recover (and mostly they do) the doctor gets the credit of curing them.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Cause (541)  |  Credit (20)  |  Cure (122)  |  Disease (328)  |  Do (1908)  |  Doctor (187)  |  Medicine (378)  |  Natural (796)  |  Recover (11)  |  Say (984)

When you and I were born, only one thing was certain about the rest of our lives: that you and I would someday die. Just as a trillion, trillion, trillion (1036) microorganisms, animals and plants have died before us. … A God who slaughters is no God at all. Or if he i … He is a God who must be stopped.
In The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos Creates (2012), 19.
Science quotes on:  |  All (4108)  |  Animal (617)  |  Born (33)  |  Certain (550)  |  God (757)  |  Life (1795)  |  Live (628)  |  Microorganism (28)  |  Must (1526)  |  Plant (294)  |  Rest (280)  |  Slaughter (7)  |  Someday (14)  |  Stop (80)  |  Thing (1915)  |  Trillion (4)

Who knows not mathematics and the results of recent scientific investigation dies without knowing truth.
As qoted in Jacob William Albert Young, Teaching of Mathematics in the Elementary and the Secondary School (1907), 44. Footnoted with cite to Simon, Mathematischer Unterricht, 21
Science quotes on:  |  Estimates of Mathematics (30)  |  Investigation (230)  |  Know (1518)  |  Knowing (137)  |  Mathematics (1328)  |  Recent (77)  |  Result (677)  |  Scientific (941)  |  Truth (1057)

You will die but the carbon will not; its career does not end with you. It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time, sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Animal (617)  |  Animal Life (19)  |  Carbon (65)  |  Carbon Cycle (5)  |  Career (75)  |  Cycle (40)  |  End (590)  |  Life (1795)  |  More (2559)  |  Plant (294)  |  Return (124)  |  Send (22)  |  Soil (86)  |  Time (1877)  |  Will (2355)

[In his generation] the worst that happened to men of science was that Galileo suffered an honorable detention and a mild reproof, before dying peacefully in his bed.
In 'The Origins of Modern Science', Science and the Modern World (1926, 2011), 2.
Science quotes on:  |  Bed (23)  |  Detention (2)  |  Galileo Galilei (122)  |  Generation (242)  |  Happen (274)  |  Happened (88)  |  Honorable (14)  |  Men Of Science (143)  |  Mild (7)  |  Peaceful (5)  |  Reproof (2)  |  Science (3879)  |  Suffer (41)  |  Worst (57)

[Someone] remarked to me once: Physicians should not say, I have cured this man, but, This man didn’t die in my care. In physics too one might say, For such and such a phenomenon I have determined causes whose absurdity cannot finally be proved, instead of saying, I have explained it.
As quoted in Joseph Peter Stern, Lichtenberg: A Doctrine of Scattered Occasions: Reconstructed From His Aphorisms and Reflections (1959), 297.
Science quotes on:  |  Absurdity (32)  |  Care (186)  |  Cause (541)  |  Cure (122)  |  Determine (144)  |  Explain (322)  |  Final (118)  |  Man (2251)  |  Phenomenon (318)  |  Physic (517)  |  Physician (273)  |  Physics (533)  |  Prove (250)  |  Say (984)


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)

Quotations about:Atomic  BombBiologyChemistryDeforestationEngineeringAnatomyAstronomyBacteriaBiochemistryBotanyConservationDinosaurEnvironmentFractalGeneticsGeologyHistory of ScienceInventionJupiterKnowledgeLoveMathematicsMeasurementMedicineNatural ResourceOrganic ChemistryPhysicsPhysicianQuantum TheoryResearchScience and ArtTeacherTechnologyUniverseVolcanoVirusWind PowerWomen ScientistsX-RaysYouthZoology  ... (more topics)
Sitewide search within all Today In Science History pages:
Visit our Science and Scientist Quotations index for more Science Quotes from archaeologists, biologists, chemists, geologists, inventors and inventions, mathematicians, physicists, pioneers in medicine, science events and technology.

Names index: | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

Categories index: | 1 | 2 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

- 100 -
Sophie Germain
Gertrude Elion
Ernest Rutherford
James Chadwick
Marcel Proust
William Harvey
Johann Goethe
John Keynes
Carl Gauss
Paul Feyerabend
- 90 -
Antoine Lavoisier
Lise Meitner
Charles Babbage
Ibn Khaldun
Euclid
Ralph Emerson
Robert Bunsen
Frederick Banting
Andre Ampere
Winston Churchill
- 80 -
John Locke
Bronislaw Malinowski
Bible
Thomas Huxley
Alessandro Volta
Erwin Schrodinger
Wilhelm Roentgen
Louis Pasteur
Bertrand Russell
Jean Lamarck
- 70 -
Samuel Morse
John Wheeler
Nicolaus Copernicus
Robert Fulton
Pierre Laplace
Humphry Davy
Thomas Edison
Lord Kelvin
Theodore Roosevelt
Carolus Linnaeus
- 60 -
Francis Galton
Linus Pauling
Immanuel Kant
Martin Fischer
Robert Boyle
Karl Popper
Paul Dirac
Avicenna
James Watson
William Shakespeare
- 50 -
Stephen Hawking
Niels Bohr
Nikola Tesla
Rachel Carson
Max Planck
Henry Adams
Richard Dawkins
Werner Heisenberg
Alfred Wegener
John Dalton
- 40 -
Pierre Fermat
Edward Wilson
Johannes Kepler
Gustave Eiffel
Giordano Bruno
JJ Thomson
Thomas Kuhn
Leonardo DaVinci
Archimedes
David Hume
- 30 -
Andreas Vesalius
Rudolf Virchow
Richard Feynman
James Hutton
Alexander Fleming
Emile Durkheim
Benjamin Franklin
Robert Oppenheimer
Robert Hooke
Charles Kettering
- 20 -
Carl Sagan
James Maxwell
Marie Curie
Rene Descartes
Francis Crick
Hippocrates
Michael Faraday
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Francis Bacon
Galileo Galilei
- 10 -
Aristotle
John Watson
Rosalind Franklin
Michio Kaku
Isaac Asimov
Charles Darwin
Sigmund Freud
Albert Einstein
Florence Nightingale
Isaac Newton



who invites your feedback
Thank you for sharing.
Today in Science History
Sign up for Newsletter
with quiz, quotes and more.