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

Today in Science History - Quickie Quiz
Who said: “A change in motion is proportional to the motive force impressed and takes place along the straight line in which that force is impressed.”
more quiz questions >>
Home > Category Index for Science Quotations > Category Index P > Category: Protect

Protect Quotes (58 quotes)

(1) A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
(2) A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the first law.
(3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
'The Three Laws of Robotics', in I, Robot (1950), Frontispiece.
Science quotes on:  |  Being (1278)  |  Conflict (73)  |  Existence (456)  |  First (1283)  |  Human (1468)  |  Human Being (175)  |  Human Beings (117)  |  Law (894)  |  Long (790)  |  Must (1526)  |  Obey (40)  |  Order (632)  |  Protection (36)  |  Robot (13)  |  Through (849)

Dilbert: Maybe I’m unlucky in love because I’m so knowledgeable about science that I intimidate people. Their intimidation becomes low self-esteem, then they reject me to protect their egos.
Dogbert: Occam’s Razor.
Dilbert: What is “Occam's Razor”?
Dogbert: A guy named Occam had a rule about the world. Basically he said that when there are multiple explanations for something the simplest explanation is usually correct. The simplest explanation for your poor love life is that you’re immensely unattractive.
Dilbert: Maybe Occam had another rule that specifically exempted this situation, but his house burned down with all his notes. Then he forgot.
Dogbert: Occam’s Razor.
Dilbert: I’m an idiot.
Dogbert: I don’t think we can rule it out at this point.
Dilbert comic strip (11 Jul 1993).
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  All (4108)  |  Become (815)  |  Burn (87)  |  Correct (86)  |  Down (456)  |  Ego (17)  |  Exemption (3)  |  Explanation (234)  |  Forgetfulness (7)  |  House (140)  |  Idiot (22)  |  Intimidation (3)  |  Knowledge (1529)  |  Life (1795)  |  Love (309)  |  Low (80)  |  Luck (42)  |  Multiple (16)  |  Note (34)  |  Occam’s Razor (3)  |  People (1005)  |  Point (580)  |  Poor (136)  |  Protection (36)  |  Reject (63)  |  Rejection (34)  |  Rule (294)  |  Science (3879)  |  Self (267)  |  Self-Esteem (6)  |  Simplicity (167)  |  Situation (113)  |  Something (719)  |  Think (1086)  |  Unattractive (3)  |  Usually (176)  |  World (1774)

A considerable number of persons are able to protect themselves against the outbreak of serious neurotic phenomena only through intense work.
From Observations on Ferenczi's paper on 'Sunday Neuroses' (1918). Quoted in Peter Bryan Warr, Work, Happiness, and Unhappiness (2007), 161.
Science quotes on:  |  Against (332)  |  Considerable (75)  |  Neurotic (6)  |  Number (699)  |  Person (363)  |  Serious (91)  |  Themselves (433)  |  Through (849)  |  Work (1351)

A hot topic of late, expressed most notably in Bernie Siegel’s best-selling books, has emphasized the role of positive attitude in combating such serious diseases as cancer. From the depths of my skeptical and rationalist soul, I ask the Lord to protect me from California touchie-feeliedom.
…...
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Ask (411)  |  Attitude (82)  |  Best (459)  |  Book (392)  |  California (9)  |  Cancer (55)  |  Combat (15)  |  Depth (94)  |  Disease (328)  |  Emphasize (23)  |  Express (186)  |  Hot (60)  |  Late (118)  |  Lord (93)  |  Most (1731)  |  Positive (94)  |  Rationalist (5)  |  Role (86)  |  Selling (6)  |  Serious (91)  |  Skeptical (20)  |  Soul (226)  |  Topic (21)

Applied science, purposeful and determined, and pure science, playful and freely curious, continuously support and stimulate each other. The great nation of the future will be the one which protects the freedom of pure science as much as it encourages applied science.
From a radio talk, collected in Warren Weaver (ed.), The Scientists Speak (1946)
Science quotes on:  |  Applied (177)  |  Applied Science (34)  |  Continuous (82)  |  Curious (91)  |  Determine (144)  |  Encourage (40)  |  Freedom (129)  |  Future (429)  |  Great (1574)  |  Nation (193)  |  Other (2236)  |  Playful (2)  |  Pure (291)  |  Pure Science (27)  |  Purpose (317)  |  Science (3879)  |  Stimulate (18)  |  Support (147)  |  Will (2355)

As our technology evolves, we will have the capacity to reach new, ever-increasing depths. The question is: What kind of technology, in the end, do we want to deploy in the far reaches of the ocean? Tools of science, ecology and documentation, or the destructive tools of heavy industry? Some parts of our oceans, like the rich and mysterious recesses of our Atlantic submarine canyons and seamounts, are so stunning and sensitive they deserve to be protected from destructive activities.
In 'Ocean Oases: Protecting Canyons & Seamounts of the Atlantic Coast', The Huffington Post (8 Jun 2011).
Science quotes on:  |  Activity (210)  |  Atlantic Ocean (7)  |  Canyon (9)  |  Capacity (100)  |  Deploy (2)  |  Depth (94)  |  Deserve (65)  |  Destruction (125)  |  Do (1908)  |  Ecology (74)  |  End (590)  |  Evolution (590)  |  Heavy (23)  |  Industry (137)  |  Kind (557)  |  Mysterious (79)  |  New (1216)  |  Ocean (202)  |  Question (621)  |  Reach (281)  |  Recess (8)  |  Rich (62)  |  Science (3879)  |  Sensitive (14)  |  Stunning (4)  |  Submarine (12)  |  Technology (257)  |  Tool (117)  |  Want (497)  |  Will (2355)

As soon as he ceased to be mad he became merely stupid. There are maladies we must not seek to cure because they alone protect us from others that are more serious.
'Le Côté de Guermantes', À la recherche du temps perdu (1913-27).
Science quotes on:  |  Alone (311)  |  Cure (122)  |  Disease (328)  |  Mad (53)  |  Malady (8)  |  Merely (316)  |  More (2559)  |  Must (1526)  |  Other (2236)  |  Seek (213)  |  Serious (91)  |  Soon (186)  |  Stupid (35)

Capitalism, though it may not always give the scientific worker a living wage, will always protect him, as being one of the geese which produce golden eggs for its table.
Daedalus or Science and the Future (1924), 6.
Science quotes on:  |  Being (1278)  |  Capitalism (10)  |  Egg (69)  |  Golden (45)  |  Living (491)  |  Money (170)  |  Scientific (941)  |  Table (104)  |  Will (2355)

Conservation of energy also protects our environment.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Conservation (168)  |  Conservation Of Energy (29)  |  Energy (344)  |  Environment (216)

Do the day’s work. If it be to protect the rights of the weak, whoever objects, do it. If it be to help a powerful corporation better to serve the people, whatever the opposition, do that. Expect to be called a stand-patter, but don’t be a stand-patter. Expect to be called a demagogue, but don’t be a demagogue. Don’t hesitate to be as revolutionary as science. Don’t hesitate to be as reactionary as the multiplication table. Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. Don’t hurry to legislate. Give administration a chance to catch up with legislation.
Speech (7 Jan 1914), to the State Senate of Massachusetts upon election as its president. Collected in Coolidge, Have Faith in Massachusetts (1919, 2004), 7-8.
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Administration (12)  |  Better (486)  |  Build (204)  |  Call (769)  |  Catch (31)  |  Chance (239)  |  Corporation (6)  |  Do (1908)  |  Down (456)  |  Expect (200)  |  Expectation (65)  |  Hesitate (22)  |  Hurry (15)  |  Legislation (10)  |  Multiplication (43)  |  Multiplication Table (16)  |  Object (422)  |  Opposition (48)  |  People (1005)  |  Powerful (139)  |  Reactionary (3)  |  Revolutionary (31)  |  Right (452)  |  Science (3879)  |  Serve (59)  |  Stand (274)  |  Strong (174)  |  Table (104)  |  Weak (71)  |  Whatever (234)  |  Whoever (42)  |  Work (1351)

Fleets are not confined to the ocean, but now sail over the land. … All the power of the British Navy has not been able to prevent Zeppelins from reaching England and attacking London, the very heart of the British Empire. Navies do not protect against aerial attack. … Heavier-than-air flying machines of the aeroplane type have crossed right over the heads of armies, of million of men, armed with the most modern weapons of destruction, and have raided places in the rear. Armies do not protect against aerial war.
In 'Preparedness for Aerial Defense', Addresses Before the Eleventh Annual Convention of the Navy League of the United States, Washington, D.C., April 10-13, 1916 (1916), 70.
Science quotes on:  |  Aerial (10)  |  Against (332)  |  Air (347)  |  Airplane (41)  |  All (4108)  |  Arm (81)  |  Army (33)  |  Attack (84)  |  British (41)  |  Destruction (125)  |  Do (1908)  |  England (40)  |  Fleet (4)  |  Flying (72)  |  Flying Machine (13)  |  Heart (229)  |  London (12)  |  Machine (257)  |  Modern (385)  |  Most (1731)  |  Navy (9)  |  Ocean (202)  |  Power (746)  |  Prevent (94)  |  Protection (36)  |  Raid (4)  |  Right (452)  |  Sail (36)  |  Type (167)  |  War (225)  |  Weapon (92)  |  Weapons (58)  |  Zeppelin (4)

For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Begin (260)  |  Beginning (305)  |  Century (310)  |  Fight (44)  |  History (673)  |  Man (2251)  |  Most (1731)  |  Must (1526)  |  Nature (1926)  |  Order (632)  |  Realize (147)  |  Survive (79)

For nearly twelve years I travelled and lived mostly among uncivilised or completely savage races, and I became convinced that they all possessed good qualities, some of them in a very remarkable degree, and that in all the great characteristics of humanity they are wonderfully like ourselves. Some, indeed, among the brown Polynesians especially, are declared by numerous independent and unprejudiced observers, to be physically, mentally, and intellectually our equals, if not our superiors; and it has always seemed to me one of the disgraces of our civilisation that these fine people have not in a single case been protected from contamination by the vices and follies of our more degraded classes, and allowed to develope their own social and political organislll under the advice of some of our best and wisest men and the protection of our world-wide power. That would have been indeed a worthy trophy of our civilisation. What we have actually done, and left undone, resulting in the degradation and lingering extermination of so fine a people, is one of the most pathetic of its tragedies.
In 'The Native Problem in South Africa and Elsewhere', Independent Review (1906), 11, 182.
Science quotes on:  |  Advice (55)  |  All (4108)  |  Best (459)  |  Brown (23)  |  Characteristic (148)  |  Civilization (204)  |  Completely (135)  |  Contamination (4)  |  Declared (24)  |  Degradation (17)  |  Degree (276)  |  Development (422)  |  Disgrace (12)  |  Extermination (14)  |  Folly (43)  |  Good (889)  |  Great (1574)  |  Humanity (169)  |  Indeed (324)  |  Intellect (233)  |  More (2559)  |  Most (1731)  |  Nearly (137)  |  Numerous (68)  |  Observer (43)  |  Organism (220)  |  Ourselves (245)  |  People (1005)  |  Political (121)  |  Possess (156)  |  Power (746)  |  Protection (36)  |  Race (268)  |  Savage (29)  |  Single (353)  |  Social (252)  |  Superior (81)  |  Tragedy (29)  |  Trophy (3)  |  Vice (40)  |  Wide (96)  |  World (1774)  |  Year (933)

Fortunately somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.
My Last Breath? (1984), 174.
Science quotes on:  |  Chance (239)  |  Fact (1210)  |  Fortunately (8)  |  Freedom (129)  |  Imagination (328)  |  Kill (100)  |  Lie (364)  |  Mystery (177)  |  People (1005)  |  Protection (36)  |  Reduce (94)  |  Reduction (51)  |  Thing (1915)  |  Trying (144)

Fossil bones and footsteps and ruined homes are the solid facts of history, but the surest hints, the most enduring signs, lie in those miniscule genes. For a moment we protect them with our lives, then like relay runners with a baton, we pass them on to be carried by our descendents. There is a poetry in genetics which is more difficult to discern in broken bomes, and genes are the only unbroken living thread that weaves back and forth through all those boneyards.
The Self-Made Man: Human Evolution From Eden to Extinction (1996), 13.
Science quotes on:  |  All (4108)  |  Anthropology (58)  |  Back (390)  |  Bone (95)  |  Broken (56)  |  Difficult (246)  |  Discern (33)  |  Fact (1210)  |  Facts (553)  |  Fossil (136)  |  Gene (98)  |  Genetic (108)  |  Genetics (101)  |  Hint (21)  |  History (673)  |  Home (170)  |  Lie (364)  |  Live (628)  |  Living (491)  |  Moment (253)  |  More (2559)  |  Most (1731)  |  Pass (238)  |  Poetry (143)  |  Ruin (42)  |  Solid (116)  |  Thread (32)  |  Through (849)  |  Weave (19)

I can certainly wish for new, large, and properly constructed instruments, and enough of them, but to state where and by what means they are to be procured, this I cannot do. Tycho Brahe has given Mastlin an instrument of metal as a present, which would be very useful if Mastlin could afford the cost of transporting it from the Baltic, and if he could hope that it would travel such a long way undamaged… . One can really ask for nothing better for the observation of the sun than an opening in a tower and a protected place underneath.
As quoted in James Bruce Ross and Mary Martin McLaughlin, The Portable Renaissance Reader (1968), 605.
Science quotes on:  |  Afford (17)  |  Ask (411)  |  Better (486)  |  Tycho Brahe (23)  |  Certainly (185)  |  Construct (124)  |  Cost (86)  |  Damage (34)  |  Do (1908)  |  Enough (340)  |  Hope (299)  |  Instrument (144)  |  Large (394)  |  Long (790)  |  Mean (809)  |  Means (579)  |  Metal (84)  |  New (1216)  |  Nothing (966)  |  Observation (555)  |  Opening (15)  |  Place (177)  |  Present (619)  |  Procure (5)  |  State (491)  |  Sun (385)  |  Telescope (98)  |  Tower (42)  |  Transport (30)  |  Travel (114)  |  Underneath (4)  |  Useful (250)  |  Way (1217)  |  Wish (212)

I consider it important, indeed urgently necessary, for intellectual workers to get together, both to protect their own economic status and, also, generally speaking, to secure their influence in the political field.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Both (493)  |  Consider (416)  |  Economic (81)  |  Field (364)  |  Generally (15)  |  Important (209)  |  Indeed (324)  |  Influence (222)  |  Intellectual (255)  |  Necessary (363)  |  Political (121)  |  Secure (22)  |  Speak (232)  |  Speaking (119)  |  Status (35)  |  Together (387)  |  Worker (31)

I feel the development of space should continue. It is of tremendous importance. … Along with this development of space, which is really a flowering of civilization toward the stars, you might say, we must protect the surface of the earth. That’s even more important. Our environment on the surface is where man lives.
In 'Reactions to Man’s Landing on the Moon Show Broad Variations in Opinions', The New York Times (21 Jul 1969), 6.
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Civilization (204)  |  Continue (165)  |  Development (422)  |  Earth (996)  |  Environment (216)  |  Feel (367)  |  Flower (106)  |  Importance (286)  |  Important (209)  |  Live (628)  |  Man (2251)  |  More (2559)  |  Must (1526)  |  Say (984)  |  Space (500)  |  Star (427)  |  Stars (304)  |  Surface (209)  |  Surface Of The Earth (36)  |  Tremendous (26)

I think of the ocean as the blue heart of the planet. Well, how much of your heart do you want to protect?
From narration to the short, hand-drawn animated film for World Ocean’s Day 2013, Ideas For Change.
Science quotes on:  |  Blue (56)  |  Do (1908)  |  Heart (229)  |  Ocean (202)  |  Planet (356)  |  Think (1086)  |  Want (497)

If it is good to teach students about the chemical industry then why is it not good to assign ethical qualities to substances along with their physical and chemical ones? We might for instance say that CS [gas] is a bad chemical because it can only ever be used by a few people with something to protect against many people with nothing to lose. Terylene or indigotin are neutral chemicals. Under capitalism their production is an exploitive process, under socialism they are used for the common good. Penicillin is a good chemical.
Quoted in T. Pateman (ed.), Countercourse (1972), 215.
Science quotes on:  |  Against (332)  |  Bad (180)  |  Capitalism (10)  |  Chemical (292)  |  Common (436)  |  Ethic (40)  |  Ethical (34)  |  Exploitation (14)  |  Gas (83)  |  Good (889)  |  Industry (137)  |  Lose (159)  |  Loss (110)  |  Neutral (13)  |  Nothing (966)  |  Penicillin (17)  |  People (1005)  |  Physical (508)  |  Process (423)  |  Production (183)  |  Protection (36)  |  Quality (135)  |  Say (984)  |  Socialism (4)  |  Something (719)  |  Student (300)  |  Substance (248)  |  Teach (277)  |  Use (766)  |  Why (491)

In fact, the thickness of the Earth's atmosphere, compared with the size of the Earth, is in about the same ratio as the thickness of a coat of shellac on a schoolroom globe is to the diameter of the globe. That's the air that nurtures us and almost all other life on Earth, that protects us from deadly ultraviolet light from the sun, that through the greenhouse effect brings the surface temperature above the freezing point. (Without the greenhouse effect, the entire Earth would plunge below the freezing point of water and we'd all be dead.) Now that atmosphere, so thin and fragile, is under assault by our technology. We are pumping all kinds of stuff into it. You know about the concern that chlorofluorocarbons are depleting the ozone layer; and that carbon dioxide and methane and other greenhouse gases are producing global warming, a steady trend amidst fluctuations produced by volcanic eruptions and other sources. Who knows what other challenges we are posing to this vulnerable layer of air that we haven't been wise enough to foresee?
In 'Wonder and Skepticism', Skeptical Enquirer (Jan-Feb 1995), 19, No. 1.
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Air (347)  |  All (4108)  |  Assault (12)  |  Atmosphere (103)  |  Carbon (65)  |  Carbon Dioxide (22)  |  Challenge (85)  |  Concern (228)  |  Deadly (21)  |  Death (388)  |  Diameter (28)  |  Earth (996)  |  Effect (393)  |  Enough (340)  |  Eruption (9)  |  Fact (1210)  |  Fluctuation (14)  |  Foresee (19)  |  Fragile (21)  |  Freezing (16)  |  Freezing Point (3)  |  Global (35)  |  Global Warming (27)  |  Globe (47)  |  Greenhouse Effect (5)  |  Greenhouse Gas (3)  |  Kind (557)  |  Know (1518)  |  Layer (40)  |  Life (1795)  |  Light (607)  |  Methane (7)  |  Nurture (16)  |  Other (2236)  |  Ozone (5)  |  Plunge (11)  |  Point (580)  |  Produced (187)  |  Pump (7)  |  Ratio (39)  |  School (219)  |  Source (93)  |  Steady (44)  |  Stuff (21)  |  Sun (385)  |  Surface (209)  |  Technology (257)  |  Temperature (79)  |  Thickness (5)  |  Thin (16)  |  Through (849)  |  Trend (22)  |  Ultraviolet (2)  |  Volcano (39)  |  Vulnerability (5)  |  Warming (23)  |  Water (481)  |  Wisdom (221)  |  Wise (131)

In my youth I often asked what could be the use and necessity of smelting by putting powdered charcoal at the bottom of the furnace. Nobody could give me any other reason except that the metal and especially lead, could bury itself in the charcoal and so be protected against the action of the bellows which would calcine or dissipate it. Nevertheless it is evident that this does not answer the question. I accordingly examined the operation of a metallurgical furnace and how it was used. In assaying some litharge [lead oxide], I noticed each time a little charcoal fell into the crucible, I always obtained a bit of lead … I do not think up to the present time foundry-men ever surmised that in the operation of founding with charcoal there was something [phlogiston] which became corporeally united with the metal.
Traité de Soufre (1766), 64. French translation published 1766, first published in German in 1718.
Science quotes on:  |  Action (327)  |  Against (332)  |  Answer (366)  |  Ask (411)  |  Asking (73)  |  Bellows (5)  |  Calcination (4)  |  Charcoal (10)  |  Crucible (8)  |  Dissipate (8)  |  Dissipation (2)  |  Do (1908)  |  Evidence (248)  |  Evident (91)  |  Examination (98)  |  Furnace (12)  |  Lead (384)  |  Litharge (2)  |  Little (707)  |  Metal (84)  |  Necessity (191)  |  Nevertheless (90)  |  Nobody (104)  |  Obtain (163)  |  Operation (213)  |  Other (2236)  |  Phlogiston (9)  |  Powder (9)  |  Present (619)  |  Question (621)  |  Reason (744)  |  Reduction (51)  |  Something (719)  |  Think (1086)  |  Time (1877)  |  Use (766)  |  Youth (101)

It is the rule which says that the other rules of scientific procedure must be designed in such a way that they do not protect any statement in science against falsification. (1959)
The Logic of Scientific Discovery: Logik Der Forschung (2002), 33.
Science quotes on:  |  Against (332)  |  Design (195)  |  Do (1908)  |  Falsification (10)  |  Must (1526)  |  Other (2236)  |  Procedure (41)  |  Rule (294)  |  Say (984)  |  Science (3879)  |  Scientific (941)  |  Scientific Method (175)  |  Statement (142)  |  Way (1217)

Like my father and grandfather, Philippe and Jacques-Yves Cousteau, I’ve dedicated my life to exploring and protecting our seas, in large part through documentary film.
In 'Ocean Oases: Protecting Canyons & Seamounts of the Atlantic Coast', The Huffington Post (8 Jun 2011).
Science quotes on:  |  Jacques-Yves Cousteau (44)  |  Dedicate (10)  |  Dedicated (19)  |  Exploration (134)  |  Father (110)  |  Film (10)  |  Grandfather (14)  |  Large (394)  |  Life (1795)  |  Part (222)  |  Sea (308)  |  Through (849)

Many races of living creatures must have been unable to continue their breed: for in the case of every species that now exists, either craft, or courage, or speed, has from the beginning of its existence protected and preserved it.
Science quotes on:  |  Beginning (305)  |  Breed (24)  |  Continue (165)  |  Courage (69)  |  Craft (10)  |  Creature (233)  |  Exist (443)  |  Existence (456)  |  Living (491)  |  Must (1526)  |  Preserve (83)  |  Race (268)  |  Species (401)  |  Speed (65)

My mother, my dad and I left Cuba when I was two [January, 1959]. Castro had taken control by then, and life for many ordinary people had become very difficult. My dad had worked [as a personal bodyguard for the wife of Cuban president Batista], so he was a marked man. We moved to Miami, which is about as close to Cuba as you can get without being there. It’s a Cuba-centric society. I think a lot of Cubans moved to the US thinking everything would be perfect. Personally, I have to say that those early years were not particularly happy. A lot of people didn’t want us around, and I can remember seeing signs that said: “No children. No pets. No Cubans.” Things were not made easier by the fact that Dad had begun working for the US government. At the time he couldn’t really tell us what he was doing, because it was some sort of top-secret operation. He just said he wanted to fight against what was happening back at home. [Estefan’s father was one of the many Cuban exiles taking part in the ill-fated, anti-Castro Bay of Pigs invasion to overthrow dictator Fidel Castro.] One night, Dad disappered. I think he was so worried about telling my mother he was going that he just left her a note. There were rumours something was happening back home, but we didn’t really know where Dad had gone. It was a scary time for many Cubans. A lot of men were involved—lots of families were left without sons and fathers. By the time we found out what my dad had been doing, the attempted coup had taken place, on April 17, 1961. Intitially he’d been training in Central America, but after the coup attempt he was captured and spent the next wo years as a political prisoner in Cuba. That was probably the worst time for my mother and me. Not knowing what was going to happen to Dad. I was only a kid, but I had worked out where my dad was. My mother was trying to keep it a secret, so she used to tell me Dad was on a farm. Of course, I thought that she didn’t know what had really happened to him, so I used to keep up the pretence that Dad really was working on a farm. We used to do this whole pretending thing every day, trying to protect each other. Those two years had a terrible effect on my mother. She was very nervous, just going from church to church. Always carrying her rosary beads, praying her little heart out. She had her religion, and I had my music. Music was in our family. My mother was a singer, and on my father’s side there was a violinist and a pianist. My grandmother was a poet.
…...
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Against (332)  |  America (127)  |  April (9)  |  Attempt (251)  |  Back (390)  |  Bad (180)  |  Bay Of Pigs (2)  |  Become (815)  |  Begin (260)  |  Being (1278)  |  Capture (10)  |  Carry (127)  |  Fidel Castro (3)  |  Central (80)  |  Child (307)  |  Children (200)  |  Church (56)  |  Close (69)  |  Control (167)  |  Course (409)  |  Cuba (2)  |  Dad (4)  |  Dictator (4)  |  Difficult (246)  |  Do (1908)  |  Doing (280)  |  Early (185)  |  Easier (53)  |  Easy (204)  |  Effect (393)  |  Everything (476)  |  Exile (4)  |  Fact (1210)  |  Family (94)  |  Farm (26)  |  Father (110)  |  Fight (44)  |  Find (998)  |  Government (110)  |  Grandmother (4)  |  Happen (274)  |  Happened (88)  |  Happening (58)  |  Happy (105)  |  Heart (229)  |  Home (170)  |  Invasion (8)  |  Involve (90)  |  Involved (90)  |  Keep (101)  |  Kid (15)  |  Know (1518)  |  Knowing (137)  |  Leave (130)  |  Life (1795)  |  Little (707)  |  Lot (151)  |  Man (2251)  |  Mark (43)  |  Marked (55)  |  Mother (114)  |  Move (216)  |  Music (129)  |  Nervous (7)  |  Next (236)  |  Night (120)  |  Note (34)  |  Of Course (20)  |  Operation (213)  |  Ordinary (160)  |  Other (2236)  |  Overthrow (4)  |  Part (222)  |  Particularly (21)  |  People (1005)  |  Perfect (216)  |  Personal (67)  |  Personally (7)  |  Pet (8)  |  Pianist (2)  |  Place (177)  |  Poet (83)  |  Political (121)  |  Pray (16)  |  President (31)  |  Pretence (6)  |  Pretend (17)  |  Prisoner (7)  |  Probably (49)  |  Really (78)  |  Religion (361)  |  Remember (179)  |  Rumour (2)  |  Say (984)  |  Scary (3)  |  Secret (194)  |  See (1081)  |  Seeing (142)  |  Side (233)  |  Sign (58)  |  Society (326)  |  Something (719)  |  Son (24)  |  Sort (49)  |  Spend (95)  |  Spent (85)  |  Tell (340)  |  Terrible (38)  |  Thing (1915)  |  Think (1086)  |  Thinking (414)  |  Thought (953)  |  Time (1877)  |  Top (96)  |  Training (80)  |  Try (283)  |  Trying (144)  |  Two (937)  |  Want (497)  |  Whole (738)  |  Wife (41)  |  Work (1351)  |  Worry (33)  |  Worst (57)  |  Year (933)

Nevertheless, it is necessary to remember that a planned economy is not yet socialism. A planned economy as such may be accompanied by the complete enslavement of the individual. The achievement of socialism requires the solution of some extremely difficult socio-political problems: how is it possible, in view of the far-reaching centralisation of political and economic power, to prevent bureaucracy from becoming all-powerful and overweening? How can the rights of the individual be protected and therewith a democratic counterweight to the power of bureaucracy be assured?
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Accompany (22)  |  Achievement (179)  |  All (4108)  |  All-Powerful (2)  |  Assure (15)  |  Become (815)  |  Becoming (96)  |  Bureaucracy (5)  |  Complete (204)  |  Democratic (12)  |  Difficult (246)  |  Economic (81)  |  Economy (55)  |  Enslavement (3)  |  Extremely (16)  |  Far-Reaching (8)  |  Individual (404)  |  Necessary (363)  |  Nevertheless (90)  |  Plan (117)  |  Political (121)  |  Possible (552)  |  Power (746)  |  Powerful (139)  |  Prevent (94)  |  Problem (676)  |  Remember (179)  |  Require (219)  |  Right (452)  |  Socialism (4)  |  Solution (267)  |  View (488)

Only puny secrets need protection. Great discoveries are protected by public incredulity.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Discovery (780)  |  Great (1574)  |  Incredulity (5)  |  Need (290)  |  Protection (36)  |  Public (96)  |  Puny (8)  |  Secret (194)

Organic chemistry has literally placed a new nature beside the old. And not only for the delectation and information of its devotees; the whole face and manner of society has been altered by its products. We are clothed, ornamented and protected by forms of matter foreign to Nature; we travel and are propelled, in, on and by them. Their conquest of our powerful insect enemies, their capacity to modify the soil and control its microscopic flora, their ability to purify and protect our water, have increased the habitable surface of the earth and multiplied our food supply; and the dramatic advances in synthetic medicinal chemistry comfort and maintain us, and create unparalleled social opportunities (and problems).
In 'Synthesis', in A. Todd (ed.), Perspectives in Organic Chemistry (1956), 180.
Science quotes on:  |  Ability (152)  |  Advance (280)  |  Alter (62)  |  Altered (32)  |  Bacteria (48)  |  Capacity (100)  |  Chemistry (353)  |  Comfort (59)  |  Conquest (28)  |  Control (167)  |  Create (235)  |  Dramatic (17)  |  Earth (996)  |  Face (212)  |  Food (199)  |  Foreign (45)  |  Form (959)  |  Information (166)  |  Insect (77)  |  Literally (30)  |  Maintain (105)  |  Matter (798)  |  Medicine (378)  |  Microscopic (26)  |  Nature (1926)  |  New (1216)  |  Old (481)  |  Organic (158)  |  Organic Chemistry (40)  |  Ornament (20)  |  Powerful (139)  |  Problem (676)  |  Product (160)  |  Purification (7)  |  Social (252)  |  Society (326)  |  Soil (86)  |  Supply (93)  |  Surface (209)  |  Surface Of The Earth (36)  |  Synthesis (57)  |  Synthetic (26)  |  Travel (114)  |  Water (481)  |  Whole (738)

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Air (347)  |  Conservation (168)  |  Fact (1210)  |  Man (2251)  |  Plan (117)  |  Water (481)  |  Wilderness (45)  |  Wildlife (14)

Relatively few benefits have flowed to the people who live closest to the more than 3,000 protected areas that have been established in tropical countries during the past 50 years. For this reason, the preservation of biodiversity is often thought of as something that poor people are asked to do to fulfill the wishes of rich people living in comfort thousands of miles away.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Area (31)  |  Ask (411)  |  Benefit (114)  |  Biodiversity (11)  |  Close (69)  |  Comfort (59)  |  Country (251)  |  Do (1908)  |  Establish (57)  |  Flow (83)  |  Fulfill (19)  |  Live (628)  |  Living (491)  |  Mile (39)  |  More (2559)  |  Often (106)  |  Past (337)  |  People (1005)  |  Poor (136)  |  Preservation (33)  |  Reason (744)  |  Relatively (7)  |  Rich (62)  |  Something (719)  |  Thought (953)  |  Thousand (331)  |  Tropical (8)  |  Wish (212)  |  Year (933)

Science is a magnificent force, but it is not a teacher of morals. It can perfect machinery, but it adds no moral restraints to protect society from the misuse of the machine. It can also build gigantic intellectual ships, but it constructs no moral rudders for the control of storm tossed human vessel. It not only fails to supply the spiritual element needed but some of its unproven hypotheses rob the ship of its compass and thus endangers its cargo.
Proposed summation written for the Scopes Monkey Trial (1925), in Genevieve Forbes Herrick and John Origen Herrick ,The Life of William Jennings Bryan (1925), 405. This speech was prepared for delivery at the trial, but was never heard there, as both sides mutually agreed to forego arguments to the jury.
Science quotes on:  |  Build (204)  |  Building (156)  |  Compass (34)  |  Construct (124)  |  Control (167)  |  Danger (115)  |  Element (310)  |  Fail (185)  |  Failure (161)  |  Force (487)  |  Giant (67)  |  Gigantic (40)  |  Human (1468)  |  Hypothesis (296)  |  Intellect (233)  |  Intellectual (255)  |  Machine (257)  |  Machinery (56)  |  Magnificence (13)  |  Magnificent (43)  |  Misuse (13)  |  Moral (195)  |  Perfect (216)  |  Perfection (129)  |  Protection (36)  |  Restraint (13)  |  Rudder (4)  |  Science (3879)  |  Ship (62)  |  Society (326)  |  Spirit (265)  |  Spiritual (91)  |  Storm (51)  |  Supply (93)  |  Teacher (143)  |  Toss (7)  |  Unproven (5)  |  Vessel (63)

Scientists alone can establish the objectives of their research, but society, in extending support to science, must take account of its own needs. As a layman, I can suggest only with diffidence what some of the major tasks might be on your scientific agenda, but … First, I would suggest the question of the conservation and development of our natural resources. In a recent speech to the General Assembly of the United Nations, I proposed a world-wide program to protect land and water, forests and wildlife, to combat exhaustion and erosion, to stop the contamination of water and air by industrial as well as nuclear pollution, and to provide for the steady renewal and expansion of the natural bases of life.
From Address to the Centennial Convocation of the National Academy of Sciences (22 Oct 1963), 'A Century of Scientific Conquest'. Online at The American Presidency Project.
Science quotes on:  |  Account (192)  |  Air (347)  |  Alone (311)  |  Assembly (13)  |  Base (117)  |  Combat (15)  |  Conservation (168)  |  Contamination (4)  |  Development (422)  |  Diffidence (2)  |  Erosion (19)  |  Establish (57)  |  Exhaustion (16)  |  Expansion (41)  |  First (1283)  |  Forest (150)  |  General (511)  |  Industrial (13)  |  Land (115)  |  Layman (21)  |  Life (1795)  |  Major (84)  |  Must (1526)  |  Nation (193)  |  Natural (796)  |  Natural Resource (22)  |  Need (290)  |  Nuclear (107)  |  Objective (91)  |  Pollution (48)  |  Program (52)  |  Propose (23)  |  Question (621)  |  Recent (77)  |  Renewal (4)  |  Research (664)  |  Science (3879)  |  Scientific (941)  |  Scientist (820)  |  Society (326)  |  Speech (61)  |  Steady (44)  |  Stop (80)  |  Suggest (34)  |  Support (147)  |  Task (147)  |  United Nations (3)  |  Water (481)  |  Wide (96)  |  Wildlife (14)  |  World (1774)  |  Worldwide (16)

That alone is worthy to be called Natural History, which investigates and records the condition of living things, of things in a state of nature; if animals, of living animals:— which tells of their 'sayings and doings,' their varied notes and utterances, songs and cries; their actions, in ease and under the pressure of circumstances; their affections and passions, towards their young, towards each other, towards other animals, towards man: their various arts and devices, to protect their progeny, to procure food, to escape from their enemies, to defend themselves from attacks; their ingenious resources for concealment; their stratagems to overcome their victims; their modes of bringing forth, of feeding, and of training, their offspring; the relations of their structure to their wants and habits; the countries in which they dwell; their connexion with the intimate world around them, mountain or plain, forest or field, barren heath or bushy dell, open savanna or wild hidden glen, river, lake, or sea:— this would be indeed zoology, i.e. the science of living creatures.
A Naturalist's Sojourn in Jamaica (1851), vi-vii.
Science quotes on:  |  Action (327)  |  Affection (43)  |  Alone (311)  |  Animal (617)  |  Art (657)  |  Attack (84)  |  Barren (30)  |  Call (769)  |  Circumstance (136)  |  Circumstances (108)  |  Concealment (10)  |  Condition (356)  |  Creature (233)  |  Device (70)  |  Doing (280)  |  Escape (80)  |  Field (364)  |  Food (199)  |  Forest (150)  |  Habit (168)  |  History (673)  |  Indeed (324)  |  Ingenious (55)  |  Investigate (103)  |  Lake (32)  |  Living (491)  |  Man (2251)  |  Mountain (185)  |  Natural (796)  |  Natural History (70)  |  Nature (1926)  |  Nomenclature (146)  |  Offspring (27)  |  Open (274)  |  Other (2236)  |  Overcome (39)  |  Passion (114)  |  Pressure (63)  |  Progeny (15)  |  Record (154)  |  River (119)  |  Science (3879)  |  Sea (308)  |  Song (37)  |  State (491)  |  Structure (344)  |  Tell (340)  |  Themselves (433)  |  Thing (1915)  |  Training (80)  |  Utterance (10)  |  Various (200)  |  Victim (35)  |  Want (497)  |  Wild (87)  |  World (1774)  |  Young (227)  |  Zoology (36)

The conception that antibodies, which should protect against disease, are also responsible for the disease, sounds at first absurd. This has as its basis the fact that we are accustomed to see in disease only the harm done to the organism and to see in the antibodies solely antitoxic [protective] substances. One forgets too easily that the disease represents only a stage in the development of immunity, and that the organism often attains the advantage of immunity only by means of disease. ... Serum sickness represents, so to speak, an unnatural (artificial) form of disease.
C. von Pirquet and B. Schick, Die Serumkrankheit (1906), trans B. Schick, Serum Sickness (1951), 119-20.
Science quotes on:  |  Absurd (59)  |  Absurdity (32)  |  Accustom (52)  |  Accustomed (46)  |  Advantage (134)  |  Against (332)  |  Antibody (6)  |  Antitoxin (2)  |  Attain (125)  |  Basis (173)  |  Conception (154)  |  Development (422)  |  Disease (328)  |  Fact (1210)  |  First (1283)  |  Forget (115)  |  Form (959)  |  Harm (39)  |  Immunity (8)  |  Mean (809)  |  Means (579)  |  Organism (220)  |  Protection (36)  |  Represent (155)  |  Representation (53)  |  Responsibility (66)  |  See (1081)  |  Serum (11)  |  Sickness (26)  |  Sound (183)  |  Speak (232)  |  Stage (143)  |  Substance (248)  |  Unnatural (15)

The desire for guidance, love, and support prompts men to form the social or moral conception of God. This is the God of Providence, who protects, disposes, rewards, and punishes; the God who, according to the limits of the believer’s outlook, loves and cherishes the life of the tribe or of the human race, or even or life itself; the comforter in sorrow and unsatisfied longing; he who preserves the souls of the dead. This is the social or moral conception of God.
…...
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Accord (36)  |  According (237)  |  Believer (25)  |  Cherish (22)  |  Conception (154)  |  Dead (59)  |  Desire (204)  |  Dispose (10)  |  Form (959)  |  God (757)  |  Guidance (28)  |  Human (1468)  |  Human Race (100)  |  Life (1795)  |  Limit (280)  |  Long (790)  |  Longing (19)  |  Love (309)  |  Moral (195)  |  Outlook (30)  |  Preserve (83)  |  Prompt (14)  |  Providence (18)  |  Punish (9)  |  Race (268)  |  Reward (68)  |  Social (252)  |  Sorrow (17)  |  Soul (226)  |  Support (147)  |  Tribe (22)

The good news is that Americans will, in increasing numbers, begin to value and protect the vast American Landscape. The bad news is that they may love it to death.
The American Land
Science quotes on:  |  American (46)  |  Bad (180)  |  Begin (260)  |  Conservation (168)  |  Death (388)  |  Good (889)  |  Good News (3)  |  Increase (210)  |  Landscape (39)  |  Love (309)  |  New (1216)  |  News (36)  |  Number (699)  |  Value (365)  |  Vast (177)  |  Will (2355)

The maintenance of biological diversity requires special measures that extend far beyond the establishment of nature reserves. Several reasons for this stand out. Existing reserves have been selected according to a number of criteria, including the desire to protect nature, scenery, and watersheds, and to promote cultural values and recreational opportunities. The actual requirements of individual species, populations, and communities have seldom been known, nor has the available information always been employed in site selection and planning for nature reserves. The use of lands surrounding nature reserves has typically been inimical to conservation, since it has usually involved heavy use of pesticides, industrial development, and the presence of human settlements in which fire, hunting, and firewood gathering feature as elements of the local economy.
The Fragmented Forest: Island Biogeography Theory and the Preservation of Biotic Diversity (1984), xii.
Science quotes on:  |  According (237)  |  Actual (117)  |  Available (78)  |  Beyond (308)  |  Biodiversity (11)  |  Biological (137)  |  Community (104)  |  Conservation (168)  |  Criteria (6)  |  Cultural (25)  |  Desire (204)  |  Development (422)  |  Diversity (73)  |  Economy (55)  |  Element (310)  |  Employ (113)  |  Establishment (47)  |  Extend (128)  |  Far (154)  |  Fire (189)  |  Gather (72)  |  Gathering (23)  |  Heavy (23)  |  Human (1468)  |  Hunting (23)  |  Individual (404)  |  Industrial Development (4)  |  Information (166)  |  Involve (90)  |  Involved (90)  |  Known (454)  |  Land (115)  |  Maintenance (20)  |  Measure (232)  |  Nature (1926)  |  Nature Reserve (2)  |  Number (699)  |  Opportunity (87)  |  Pesticide (5)  |  Plan (117)  |  Planning (20)  |  Population (110)  |  Presence (63)  |  Promote (29)  |  Reason (744)  |  Recreation (20)  |  Require (219)  |  Requirement (63)  |  Reserve (24)  |  Scenery (7)  |  Seldom (65)  |  Select (44)  |  Selection (128)  |  Settlement (3)  |  Site (14)  |  Special (184)  |  Species (401)  |  Stand (274)  |  Stand Out (5)  |  Surround (30)  |  Typical (13)  |  Use (766)  |  Usually (176)  |  Value (365)  |  Watershed (3)

The patent system was established, I believe, to protect the lone inventor. In this it has not succeeded. … The patent system protects the institutions which favor invention
'Inventors I Have Known', in Philip Alger, The Human Side of Engineering (1972), 137). Cited in David F. Noble, America By Design (1979), 84.
Science quotes on:  |  Favor (63)  |  Institution (69)  |  Invention (369)  |  Inventor (71)  |  Patent (33)  |  Protection (36)  |  Succeed (109)  |  System (537)

The planned and orderly development and conservation of our natural resources is the first duty of the United States. It is the only form of insurance that will certainly protect us against disasters that lack of foresight has repeatedly brought down on nations since passed away.
In 'The Conservation of Natural Resources', The Outlook (12 Oxt 1907), 87, 294.
Science quotes on:  |  Against (332)  |  Certain (550)  |  Certainly (185)  |  Conservation (168)  |  Development (422)  |  Disaster (51)  |  Down (456)  |  Duty (68)  |  First (1283)  |  Foresight (6)  |  Form (959)  |  Insurance (9)  |  Lack (119)  |  Nation (193)  |  Natural (796)  |  Natural Resource (22)  |  Orderly (38)  |  Pass (238)  |  Plan (117)  |  State (491)  |  United States (31)  |  Will (2355)

The reason I have made films about the undersea lies simply is my belief that people will protect what they love. Yet we love only what we know.
In Jacques Cousteau and Susan Schiefelbein, The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus: Exploring and Conserving Our Natural World (2007), 202.
Science quotes on:  |  Belief (578)  |  Film (10)  |  Know (1518)  |  Lie (364)  |  Love (309)  |  People (1005)  |  Reason (744)  |  Undersea (2)  |  Will (2355)

The same society which receives the rewards of technology must, as a cooperating whole, take responsibility for control. To deal with these new problems will require a new conservation. We must not only protect the countryside and save it from destruction, we must restore what has been destroyed and salvage the beauty and charm of our cities. Our conservation must be not just the classic conservation of protection and development, but a creative conservation of restoration and innovation. Its concern is not with nature alone, but with the total relation between man and the world around him. Its object is not just man's welfare, but the dignity of man's spirit.
In his 'Message to Congress on Conservation and Restoration of Natural Beauty' written to Congress (8 Feb 1965). It was a broad initiative aimed at beautifying America, guaranteeing water and air quality, and preserving natural areas. In Lyndon B. Johnson: Containing the Public Messages, Speeches, and Statements of the President (1965), Vol.1, 156. United States. President (1963-1969 : Johnson), Lyndon Baines Johnson, United States. Office of the Federal Register - 1970
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Alone (311)  |  Beauty (299)  |  Charm (51)  |  City (78)  |  Classic (11)  |  Concern (228)  |  Conservation (168)  |  Control (167)  |  Cooperation (32)  |  Countryside (5)  |  Creative (137)  |  Creativity (76)  |  Deal (188)  |  Destroy (180)  |  Destruction (125)  |  Development (422)  |  Dignity (42)  |  Environment (216)  |  Innovation (42)  |  Man (2251)  |  Mankind (339)  |  Must (1526)  |  Nature (1926)  |  New (1216)  |  Object (422)  |  Problem (676)  |  Protection (36)  |  Receive (114)  |  Relationship (104)  |  Require (219)  |  Requirement (63)  |  Responsibility (66)  |  Restoration (4)  |  Reward (68)  |  Salvage (2)  |  Save (118)  |  Saving (20)  |  Society (326)  |  Spirit (265)  |  Technology (257)  |  Total (94)  |  Welfare (25)  |  Whole (738)  |  Will (2355)  |  World (1774)

The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork. Let’s protect all our kids.
Tweet, @HillaryClinton on Twitter (3 Feb 2015).
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  All (4108)  |  Blue (56)  |  Clear (100)  |  Earth (996)  |  Kid (15)  |  Round (26)  |  Science (3879)  |  Sky (161)  |  Vaccine (9)  |  Work (1351)

The universality of parasitism as an offshoot of the predatory habit negatives the position taken by man that it is a pathological phenomenon or a deviation from the normal processes of nature. The pathological manifestations are only incidents in a developing parasitism. As human beings intent on maintaining man's domination over nature we may regard parasitism as pathological insofar as it becomes a drain upon human resources. In our efforts to protect ourselves we may make every kind of sacrifice to limit, reduce, and even eliminate parasitism as a factor in human life. Science attempts to define the terms on which this policy of elimination may or may not succeed. We must first of all thoroughly understand the problem, put ourselves in possession of all the facts in order to estimate the cost. Too often it has been assumed that parasitism was abnormal and that it needed only a slight force to reestablish what was believed to be a normal equilibrium without parasitism. On the contrary, biology teaches us that parasitism is a normal phenomenon and if we accept this view we shall be more ready to pay the price of freedom as a permanent and ever recurring levy of nature for immunity from a condition to which all life is subject. The greatest victory of man over nature in the physical realm would undoubtedly be his own delivery from the heavy encumbrance of parasitism with which all life is burdened.
Parasitism and Disease (1934), 4.
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Abnormality (2)  |  Accept (191)  |  All (4108)  |  Assumption (92)  |  Attempt (251)  |  Become (815)  |  Being (1278)  |  Biology (216)  |  Burden (27)  |  Condition (356)  |  Contrary (141)  |  Cost (86)  |  Development (422)  |  Deviation (17)  |  Domination (12)  |  Drain (11)  |  Effort (227)  |  Elimination (25)  |  Encumbrance (5)  |  Equilibrium (33)  |  Estimate (57)  |  Fact (1210)  |  Facts (553)  |  First (1283)  |  Force (487)  |  Freedom (129)  |  Greatest (328)  |  Habit (168)  |  Human (1468)  |  Human Being (175)  |  Human Beings (117)  |  Immunity (8)  |  Incident (4)  |  Kind (557)  |  Life (1795)  |  Limit (280)  |  Limitation (47)  |  Maintenance (20)  |  Man (2251)  |  Manifestation (58)  |  More (2559)  |  Must (1526)  |  Nature (1926)  |  Negative (63)  |  Order (632)  |  Ourselves (245)  |  Pathological (21)  |  Pathology (18)  |  Permanent (64)  |  Phenomenon (318)  |  Physical (508)  |  Policy (24)  |  Possession (65)  |  Predator (6)  |  Price (51)  |  Problem (676)  |  Process (423)  |  Protection (36)  |  Realm (85)  |  Recurring (12)  |  Reduce (94)  |  Reduction (51)  |  Regard (305)  |  Resource (63)  |  Sacrifice (50)  |  Science (3879)  |  Subject (521)  |  Succeed (109)  |  Term (349)  |  Terms (184)  |  Thoroughly (67)  |  Understand (606)  |  Understanding (513)  |  Universality (22)  |  Victory (39)  |  View (488)

There are fewer chemical pollutants in the air. Our drinking water is safer. Our food standards have been raised. We’ve cleaned up more toxic waste sites in three years than the previous administrations did in twelve. The environment is cleaner, and we have fought off the most vigorous assault on environmental protection since we began to protect the environment in 1970. We are moving in the right direction to the 21st century.
Remarks at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (29 Oct 1996) while seeking re-election. On the American Presidency Project web page.
Science quotes on:  |  21st Century (7)  |  Administration (12)  |  Air (347)  |  Assault (12)  |  Century (310)  |  Chemical (292)  |  Clean (50)  |  Cleaning (7)  |  Direction (175)  |  Drink (53)  |  Drinking (21)  |  Environment (216)  |  Food (199)  |  More (2559)  |  Most (1731)  |  Pollutant (2)  |  Protection (36)  |  Right (452)  |  Safety (54)  |  Site (14)  |  Standard (57)  |  Toxic Waste (3)  |  Waste (101)  |  Water (481)  |  Year (933)

They are a fairly aggressive conservation organization that was started to protect the great whales particularly, but in general all marine life around the world. So those are the people I’m trying to attach my name to.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Aggressive (4)  |  All (4108)  |  Attach (56)  |  Conservation (168)  |  Fairly (4)  |  General (511)  |  Great (1574)  |  Life (1795)  |  Marine (9)  |  Name (333)  |  Organization (114)  |  Particularly (21)  |  People (1005)  |  Start (221)  |  Try (283)  |  Trying (144)  |  Whale (32)  |  World (1774)

This organ deserves to be styled the starting point of life and the sun of our microcosm just as much as the sun deserves to be styled the heart of the world. For it is by the heart's vigorous beat that the blood is moved, perfected, activated, and protected from injury and coagulation. The heart is the tutelary deity of the body, the basis of life, the source of all things, carrying out its function of nourishing, warming, and activating body as a whole. But we shall more fittingly speak of these matters when we consider the final cause of this kind of movement.
De Motu Cordis (1628), The Circulation of the Blood and Other Writings, trans. Kenneth J. Franklin (1957), Chapter 8, 59. Alternate translation: “The heart is the beginning of life; the sun of the microcosm, even as the sun in his turn might well be designated the heart of the world; for it is the heart by whose virtue and pulse the blood is moved, perfected, made apt to nourish, and is preserved from corruption and coagulation; it is the household divinity which, discharging its function, nourishes, cherishes, quickens the whole body, and is indeed the foundation of life, the source of all action. … The heart, like the prince in a kingdom, in whose hands lie the chief highest authority, rules over all; it is the original and foundation from which all power is derived, on which all power depends in the animal body.” In translation by Geoffrey Keynes (1953), 59.
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  All (4108)  |  Basis (173)  |  Beat (41)  |  Blood (134)  |  Body (537)  |  Carrying Out (13)  |  Cause (541)  |  Circulation (24)  |  Coagulation (5)  |  Consider (416)  |  Deity (22)  |  Deserve (65)  |  Final (118)  |  Function (228)  |  Heart (229)  |  Injury (36)  |  Kind (557)  |  Life (1795)  |  Matter (798)  |  Microcosm (8)  |  More (2559)  |  Movement (155)  |  Organ (115)  |  Perfect (216)  |  Point (580)  |  Speak (232)  |  Sun (385)  |  Thing (1915)  |  Warming (23)  |  Whole (738)  |  World (1774)

Time, inexhaustible and ever accumulating his efficacy, can undoubtedly do much for the theorist in geology; but Force, whose limits we cannot measure, and whose nature we cannot fathom, is also a power never to be slighted: and to call in the one to protect us from the other, is equally presumptuous, to whichever of the two our superstition leans. To invoke Time, with ten thousand earthquakes, to overturn and set on edge a mountain-chain, should the phenomena indicate the change to have been sudden and not successive, would be ill excused by pleading the obligation of first appealing to known causes.
In History of the Inductive Sciences (1857), Vol. 3, 513-514.
Science quotes on:  |  Call (769)  |  Cause (541)  |  Chain (50)  |  Change (593)  |  Do (1908)  |  Earthquake (34)  |  Edge (47)  |  Equally (130)  |  Fathom (15)  |  First (1283)  |  Force (487)  |  Geology (220)  |  Indicate (61)  |  Inexhaustible (24)  |  Known (454)  |  Limit (280)  |  Measure (232)  |  Measurement (174)  |  Mountain (185)  |  Nature (1926)  |  Never (1087)  |  Obligation (25)  |  Other (2236)  |  Phenomenon (318)  |  Power (746)  |  Set (394)  |  Slighted (3)  |  Successive (73)  |  Sudden (67)  |  Superstition (66)  |  Theorist (44)  |  Thousand (331)  |  Time (1877)  |  Two (937)

To Archimedes once came a youth intent upon knowledge.
Said he “Initiate me into the Science divine,
Which to our country has borne glorious fruits in abundance,
And which the walls of the town ’gainst the Sambuca protects.”
“Callst thou the science divine? It is so,” the wise man responded;
“But so it was, my son, ere the state by her service was blest.
Would’st thou have fruit of her only? Mortals with that can provide thee,
He who the goddess would woo, seek not the woman in her.”
Poem, 'Archimedes und der Schuler', collected in Gedichte von Friedrich Schiller (1807), Vol. 1, 149. English version 'Archimedes and the Student', in Edgar A. Bowring (trans.), The Poems of Schiller (1875), 262-263. From the original German: Zu Archimedes kam einst ein wissbegieriger Jüngling. / “Weihe mich,” sprach er zu ihm, “ein in die gottliche Kunst, / Die so herrliche Frucht dem Vaterlande getragen, / Und die Mauern der Stadt vor der Sambuca beschützt!” / “Gottlieb nennst du die Kunst? Sie ists,” versetzte der Weise; / “Aber das war sie, mein Sohn, eh sie dem Staat noch gedient. / Willst du nur Früchte von ihr, die kann auch die Sterbliche zeugen; / Wer um die Göttin freit, suche in ihr nicht das Weib.” [Note: “Sambuca” is the name of a machine used in sieges, employed by Marcellus against Syracuse.]
Science quotes on:  |  Abundance (25)  |  Archimedes (55)  |  Blessed (20)  |  Country (251)  |  Divine (112)  |  Fruit (102)  |  Glorious (48)  |  Goddess (7)  |  Initiate (13)  |  Knowledge (1529)  |  Man (2251)  |  Mathematicians and Anecdotes (141)  |  Mortal (54)  |  Science (3879)  |  Seek (213)  |  Service (110)  |  State (491)  |  Town (27)  |  Wall (67)  |  Wise (131)  |  Wise Man (15)  |  Woman (151)  |  Youth (101)

War can protect; it cannot create.
In "An Appeal to Sanity' (Mar 1939). Collected in Science and Philosophy (1948), 83.
Science quotes on:  |  Create (235)  |  War (225)

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)  |  Die (86)  |  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)  |  Red (35)  |  See (1081)  |  Sincerely (3)  |  Soft (29)  |  Spring (133)  |  Sunshine (10)  |  Thing (1915)  |  Through (849)  |  True (212)  |  Will (2355)  |  Winter (44)

We have increased conservation spending, enacted legislation that enables us to clean up and redevelop abandoned brownfields sites across the country, and implemented new clean water standards that will protect us from arsenic.
Sue Kelly
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Abandon (68)  |  Across (32)  |  Arsenic (10)  |  Clean (50)  |  Clean Up (4)  |  Conservation (168)  |  Country (251)  |  Enable (119)  |  Implement (13)  |  Increase (210)  |  Legislation (10)  |  New (1216)  |  Site (14)  |  Spend (95)  |  Spending (24)  |  Standard (57)  |  Water (481)  |  Will (2355)

We must protect each other against the attacks of those self-appointed watchdogs of patriotism now abroad in the land who irresponsibly pin red labels on anyone whom they wish to destroy. ... [Academic professionals are the only person competant to differentiate between honest independents and the Communists.] This is our responsibility. It is not a pleasant task. But if it is left to outsiders, the distinction is not likely to be made and those independent critics of social institutions among us who are one of the glories of a true university could be silenced.
As quoted by William L. Laurence in 'Professors Urged to Guard Freedom', New York Times (19 Sep 1952), 17.
Science quotes on:  |  Abroad (18)  |  Against (332)  |  Appointment (12)  |  Attack (84)  |  Communist (8)  |  Critic (20)  |  Destroy (180)  |  Differentiate (19)  |  Distinction (72)  |  Glory (58)  |  Honest (50)  |  Institution (69)  |  Irresponsibility (5)  |  Label (11)  |  Like (22)  |  Must (1526)  |  Other (2236)  |  Outsider (6)  |  Patriotism (7)  |  Person (363)  |  Pin (18)  |  Pleasant (20)  |  Professional (70)  |  Red (35)  |  Responsibility (66)  |  Self (267)  |  Silence (56)  |  Social (252)  |  Task (147)  |  University (121)  |  Wish (212)

We need to engage and inspire today’s youth to do a much better job of protecting the planet and our future than we have. My grandfather raised me believing in the power of youth to change the world. … Education and young people are key to making sure we don’t keep repeating our mistakes.
In 'Gulf Dispatch: Time to Tap Power of Teens', CNN Blog (23 Jul 2010).
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Belief (578)  |  Better (486)  |  Change (593)  |  Do (1908)  |  Education (378)  |  Engage (39)  |  Future (429)  |  Grandfather (14)  |  Inspire (52)  |  Job (82)  |  Key (50)  |  Making (300)  |  Mistake (169)  |  People (1005)  |  Planet (356)  |  Power (746)  |  Repeat (42)  |  Today (314)  |  World (1774)  |  Young (227)  |  Youth (101)

We urgently need [the landmark National Ocean Policy] initiative, as we use our oceans heavily: Cargo ships crisscross the sea, carrying goods between continents. Commercial and recreational fishing boats chase fish just offshore. Cruise ships cruise. Oil and gas drilling continues, but hopefully we will add renewable energy projects as well. Without planning, however, these various industrial activities amount to what we call “ocean sprawl,” steamrolling the resources we rely upon for our livelihoods, food, fun, and even the air we breathe. While humankind relies on many of these industries, we also need to keep the natural riches that support them healthy and thriving. As an explorer, I know firsthand there are many places in the ocean so full of life that they should be protected.
In 'A Blueprint for Our Blue Home', Huffington Post (18 Jul 2011).
Science quotes on:  |  Activity (210)  |  Air (347)  |  Amount (151)  |  Boat (16)  |  Breathe (45)  |  Call (769)  |  Cargo (5)  |  Carry (127)  |  Chase (14)  |  Commercial (26)  |  Continent (76)  |  Continue (165)  |  Cruise (2)  |  Drill (11)  |  Energy (344)  |  Explorer (28)  |  Firsthand (2)  |  Fish (120)  |  Fishing (19)  |  Food (199)  |  Full (66)  |  Fun (38)  |  Gas (83)  |  Good (889)  |  Healthy (68)  |  Heavily (14)  |  Heavy (23)  |  Humankind (11)  |  Industry (137)  |  Initiative (17)  |  Keep (101)  |  Know (1518)  |  Landmark (9)  |  Life (1795)  |  Livelihood (12)  |  National (26)  |  Natural (796)  |  Need (290)  |  Ocean (202)  |  Offshore (3)  |  Oil (59)  |  Place (177)  |  Plan (117)  |  Planning (20)  |  Policy (24)  |  Project (73)  |  Recreation (20)  |  Rely (11)  |  Renewable Energy (14)  |  Resource (63)  |  Rich (62)  |  Sea (308)  |  Ship (62)  |  Sprawl (2)  |  Support (147)  |  Thrive (18)  |  Urgent (13)  |  Use (766)  |  Various (200)  |  Will (2355)

When not protected by law, by popular favor or superstition, or by other special circumstances, [birds] yield very readily to the influences of civilization, and, though the first operations of the settler are favorable to the increase of many species, the great extension of rural and of mechanical industry is, in a variety of ways, destructive even to tribes not directly warred upon by man.
In Man and Nature, (1864), 93-93.
Science quotes on:  |  Agriculture (68)  |  Bird (149)  |  Circumstance (136)  |  Circumstances (108)  |  Civilization (204)  |  Conservation (168)  |  Destructiveness (2)  |  Ecology (74)  |  Extension (59)  |  Extinction (74)  |  Favor (63)  |  Favorable (24)  |  First (1283)  |  Great (1574)  |  Increase (210)  |  Industry (137)  |  Influence (222)  |  Law (894)  |  Machinery (56)  |  Man (2251)  |  Mechanical (140)  |  Operation (213)  |  Operations (107)  |  Other (2236)  |  Popular (29)  |  Protection (36)  |  Rural (6)  |  Settler (2)  |  Special (184)  |  Species (401)  |  Superstition (66)  |  Tribe (22)  |  Variety (132)  |  War (225)  |  Way (1217)  |  Yield (81)

Yes, we have to [do more to prioritise animals and the environment over human activity]. There are whole areas—the rainforest, for example—that have to be protected for the animals and for the whole of the climate of the planet. That’s a priority if ever there was one.
In Rowan Hooper, 'One Minute With… David Attenborough', New Scientist (2 Feb 2013), 217, No. 2902, 25.
Science quotes on:  |   (2863)  |  Activity (210)  |  Animal (617)  |  Climate (97)  |  Climate Change (61)  |  Deforestation (45)  |  Do (1908)  |  Environment (216)  |  Human (1468)  |  More (2559)  |  Planet (356)  |  Priority (10)  |  Rain Forest (29)  |  Whole (738)

You who are scientists may have been told that you are, in part, responsible for the debacle of today … but I assure you that it is not the scientists … who are responsible. … Surely it is time for our republics … to use every knowledge, every science that we possess. … You and I … will act together to protect and defend by every means … our science, our culture, our American freedom and our civilization.
Address (10 May 1940) to American Scientific Congress in Washington. This was the day the Nazis invaded the Low Countries. As quoted in Robert Coughlan, 'Dr. Edward Teller’s Magnificent Obsession', Life (6 Sep 1954), 64.
Science quotes on:  |  Act (272)  |  American (46)  |  Assure (15)  |  Civilization (204)  |  Culture (143)  |  Defend (30)  |  Freedom (129)  |  Knowledge (1529)  |  Mean (809)  |  Means (579)  |  Possess (156)  |  Republic (15)  |  Responsible (17)  |  Science (3879)  |  Science And Politics (15)  |  Scientist (820)  |  Surely (101)  |  Time (1877)  |  Today (314)  |  Together (387)  |  Use (766)  |  Will (2355)


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.