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A nation's treasure is in its scholars.
Chinese Proverb

A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.
Hippocrates

Any simple theory will be worded in the most complicated way.
/Murphy's Law/

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Albert Einstein

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
Albert Einstein

Enough research will tend to support whatever theory.
/Murphy's Law/

Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question.
Niels Bohr

Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.
Niels Bohr

He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.
Niels Bohr

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
Isaac Newton

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
Plato

If it works in theory, it won't work in practice. If it works in practice it won't work in theory.
/Murphy's Law/

If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet.
Niels Bohr

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Albert Einstein

If you think you understand science (or computers or women), you're clearly not an expert.
/Murphy's Law/

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.
Buddha

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.
/Murphy's Law/

It is simple to make something complex, and complex to make it simple.
/Murphy's Law/

It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature.
Niels Bohr

Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
Albert Einstein

Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think.
Niels Bohr

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
Albert Einstein

Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
Isaac Asimov

Science is but an image of the truth.
Francis Bacon

Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
Carl Sagan

Science is nothing but perception.
Plato

Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know.
Bertrand Russell

The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.
Vladimir Nabokov

The entropy of the universe tends to a maximum
/Murphy's Law/

The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.
Blaise Pascal

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
Albert Einstein

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
Isaac Asimov

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Albert Einstein

The only real valuable thing is intuition.
Albert Einstein

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.
Albert Einstein

The opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true.
Niels Bohr

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Isaac Asimov

The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
Bertrand Russell

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
Isaac Newton

To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
Isaac Newton

We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct.
Niels Bohr

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Stephen Hawking

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Isaac Newton

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Albert Einstein
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