130 Top Science quotes of all time

We live in a world that is heavily driven by science. From the way we communicate to how we survive, many of our traditions and beliefs are based on science. What does it mean to have a “science-based” society? How does it affect our lives? Check out some interesting Science quotes from some famous scientists and famous people about their work and what they believe about Science. We are run by the world of science and it has been ever evolving for years and centuries.

Imagine if you could know what Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, or Isaac Newton thought. What would they say? Find out with these 130 amazing science quotes from some of the greatest minds in science.

“Art and science have their meeting point in method.”

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

“Before a war, military science seems a real science, like astronomy but after a war, it seems more like astrology.”

Rebecca West

“Human science is an uncertain guess.”

Edward G. Prior
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“Human science is an uncertain guess.”

“False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for everyone takes a salutory pleasure in proving their falseness.”

Charles Robert Darwin

“Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.”

Michel de Montaigne

“For, you can still be religious and be a scientist at the same time. That is why religion is not the enemy of science.”

Mwanandeke Kindembo

“If we lose our capacity to write about our emotions, we might as well attach to science.”

Darren Huston

“Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.”

William Osler

“Natural science will in time incorporate into itself the science of man, just as the science of man will incorporate into itself natural science: there will be one science.”

Karl Marx

“Nature is itself a great science; it already exists. One needs the tools for that, to see how it is possible.”

Ehsan Sehgal

“Perfect as the wing of a bird maybe, it will never enable the bird to fly if unsupported by the air. Facts are the air of science. Without them, a man of science can never rise.”

Ivan Pavlov

“Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years.”

John Burroughs

“Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition.”

Alan Turing
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“Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition.”

“Science is facts just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science. ”

Henri Poincare

“Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.

George Santayana

“Science is one thing, wisdom is another. Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children, and cut their own fingers. ”

Sir Arthur Eddington

“Science is the most reliable guide in life. ”

M.K. Ataturk

“Science is to see what everyone else has seen but think what no one else has thought. ”

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. ”

Louis Pasteur

“Self-knowledge begins when one realizes that there are paradoxes in all philosophical teaching. Whether it’s religion or science, this is the best time to research it on your own, rather than sitting on the books all day.”

Mwanandeke Kindembo

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”

Nikola Tesla

“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson

“The person who tasted the darkness of ignorance realized that science is light.”

Moustafa Nouraldeen

“The world is my country, science is my religion. Christiaan Huygens
There are in fact two things, science and opinion the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance. ”


“We especially need imagination in science. ”

Maria Mitchell

“We’ve arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.”

Carl Sagan

“Whereas in art nothing worth doing can be done without genius, in science even a very moderate capacity can contribute to a supreme achievement.”

Bertrand Russell

“I am not a hardcore coder, I believe n learning science as much as it’s needed to complete a task that is assigned to me.”

Rafay Baloch

“Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.”

E. W. Dijkstra

“Science cannot resolve moral conflicts, but it can help to more accurately frame the debates about those conflicts.”

John Owen

“In science, the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs.”

William Osler

“Philosophy is the science which considers truth. ”


“As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying.”

Arthur C. Clarke

“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka’ (I found it) but ‘That’s funny …”

Isaac Asimov

“I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale.”

Marie Curie

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”

Albert Einstein

“The Religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. So to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that which is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms-this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.”

Albert Einstein

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious – the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”

Albert Einstein

“The things that will destroy us are politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one’s own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.”

Albert Einstein

“Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.”

Barbara Tuchman

“I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race.”

Thomas Love Peacock

“In essence, science is a perpetual search for an intelligent and integrated comprehension of the world we live in. ”

Cornelius Bernardus Van Neil

“Nature intended me for the tranquil pursuits of science, by rendering them my supreme delight. But the enormities of the times in which I have lived have forced me to commit myself on the boisterous ocean of political passions. ”

Thomas Jefferson

“Putting on the spectacles of science in expectation of finding an answer to everything looked at signifies inner blindness. ”

J. Frank Dobie

“Science advances through tentative answers to a series of more and more subtle questions which reach deeper and deeper into the essence of natural phenomena. ”

Louis Pasteur

“Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition, and myth frame our response. Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits, values, expectations, dreams. The dialectic between past and future will continue to form our lives. “

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

“Science is nothing but perception.”


“The mere formulation of a problem is far more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skills. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science.”

Albert Einstein

“To really know is science; to merely believe you know is ignorance.”


“Love is spiritual; it is something that will never be fully comprehendible through science or through written word, love at its core is an emotion. It is as intangible as faith, you must have it to understand it, or believe it exists to seek it.”

William J. Starkey

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead his eyes are closed.”

Albert Einstein

“I made a decision it was not enough to just do the science but to also try to do something about directly applying scientific research to societal problems.”

Mario Molina

“Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“Science is a mechanism, a way of trying to improve your knowledge of nature. It’s a system for testing your thoughts against the universe, and seeing whether they match.”

Isaac Asimov

“Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.”

Bertrand Russell

“Science says ‘We must live,’ and seeks the means of prolonging, increasing, facilitating and amplifying life, of making it tolerable and acceptable, wisdom says ‘We must die,’ and seeks how to make us die well.”


“Engineering is the science of economy, of conserving the energy, kinetic and potential, provided and stored up by nature for the use of man. It is the business of engineering to utilize this energy to the best advantage, so that there may be the least possible waste. ”

William A. Smith

Engineering is a predictive science, not a manipulative art. ”

D. Elton Trueblood

“Not what man knows but what man feels, concerns art. All else is science.”

Bernard Berenson

“A religion old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths. ”

Carl Sagan

“Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.”

Henry David Thoreau

“Engineering is the art or science of making practical. ”

Samuel C. Florman

“I believe in an immortal soul. Science has proved that nothing disintegrates into nothingness. Life and soul, therefore, cannot disintegrate into nothingness, and so are immortal. ”

Wernher Magnus Maximilian von Braun

“Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate their subject matters. ”

B. F. Skinner

“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all- the apathy of human beings. ”

Helen Keller

“Science when well-digested is nothing but good sense and reason. ”


“Strategy is a style of thinking, a conscious and deliberate process, an intensive implementation system, the science of insuring future success. ”

Pete Johnson

“Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result. ”

Oscar Wilde

“Science at best is not wisdom it is knowledge. Wisdom is knowledge tempered with judgment. ”

Lord Ritchie-Calder

“Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. ”

John Dewey

“Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic. ”

Thomas Szasz

“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings.”

Helen Keller

“The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error.”

Bertolt Brecht, The life of Galileo

“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

Marie Curie

“A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

Science quotes for students

“We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.”

Douglas Adams

“Scientists have calculated that the chances of something so patently absurd actually existing are millions to one.But magicians have calculated that million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten.”

Terry Pratchett

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”

 Nikola Tesla

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”

Will Durant

“Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.”

Jules Verne

“Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.”

Richard P. Feynman

“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”

Thomas A. Edison

“No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere.”

Sigmund Freud

“Millions saw the apple fall, Newton was the only one who asked why?”

Bernard M. Baruch

“The bounties of space, of infinite outwardness, were three: empty heroics, low comedy, and pointless death.”

Kurt Vonnegut

“Science may be described as the art of systematic oversimplification.”

Karl Popper

“Science, you don’t know, looks like magic.”

 Christopher Moore
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“Science, you don’t know, looks like magic.”

“Questions you cannot answer are usually far better for you than answers you cannot question.”

Yuval Noah Harari

“The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error.”

Bertolt Brecht

“Highly organized research is guaranteed to produce nothing new.”

Frank Herbert

“Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding…”

Brian Greene

“All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.”

Leonardo da Vinci

“The man of science has learned to believe in justification, not by faith, but by verification.”

Thomas H. Huxley

“Energy is liberated matter, matter is energy waiting to happen.”

Bill Bryson

“Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know”

Bertrand Russell

“Science is observing truth in the light of head. Religion is observing truth in the light of heart. Humanity is using both the lights. And education is developing that humanity.”

Amit Ray

Famous science quotes by scientists 

“Science is an imaginative adventure of the mind seeking truth in a world of mystery.”

Sir Cyril Herman Hinshelwood 

“It is strange that only extraordinary men make the discoveries, which later appear so easy and simple.”

Georg C. Lichtenberg

“Science is a great game. It is inspiring and refreshing. The playing field is the universe itself.”

Isidor Isaac Rabi

“In essence, science is a perpetual search for an intelligent and integrated comprehension of the world we live in.”

Cornelius Bernardus Van Neil

“Modern science has been a voyage into the unknown, with a lesson in humility waiting at every stop. Many passengers would rather have stayed home.”

Carl Sagan

“I venture to define science as a series of interconnected concepts and conceptual schemes arising from experiment and observation and fruitful of further experiments and observations. The test of a scientific theory is, I suggest, its fruitfulness.”

James Bryant Conant 

“Science increases our power in proportion as it lowers our pride.”

Claude Bernard
Famous science quotes by scientists 
“Science increases our power in proportion as it lowers our pride.”

“Innocence about Science is the worst crime today.”

Sir Charles Percy Snow

Quotes on research and science

Taken over the centuries, scientific ideas have exerted a force on our civilization fully as great as the more tangible practical applications of scientific research.

I. Bernard Cohen

Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.

Albert Szent-Györgi 

scientific research is compounded of … empirical procedures, general speculative ideas, and mathematical or abstract reasoning.

James Bryant Conant

Every honest researcher I know admits he’s just a professional amateur. He’s doing whatever he’s doing for the first time. That makes him an amateur. He has sense enough to know that he’s going to have a lot of trouble, so that makes him a professional.

Charles Franklin Kettering

Funny Science Quotes

Electricity is of two kinds, positive and negative. The difference is, I presume, that one comes a little more expensive, but is more durable; the other is a cheaper thing, but the moths get into it.

Stephen Leacock

“Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.”

Wernher von Braun

“In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.”

Terry Pratchett

“Never memorize something that you can look up.”

 Albert Einstein

“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”

Douglas Adams

“I’m sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It’s just been too intelligent to come here.”

Arthur C. Clarke

“In my opinion, we don’t devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.”

Bill Watterson

“[In the Universe it may be that] Primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare. Some would say it has yet to occur on Earth.”

Stephen W. Hawking

“Halt you villains! Unhand that science!”

Noelle Stevenson

“Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds.”

Richard Feynman
Funny Science Quotes
“Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds.”

“As we all know, blinking lights means science.”

Joss Whedon

Science Quotes by Albert Einstein

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”

“It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.”

“God does not play dice with the universe.”

Science Quotes by Albert Einstein
“God does not play dice with the universe.”

“One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike — and yet it is the most precious thing we have.”

“It is harder to crack prejudice than an atom.”

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