“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
“The Seven Social Sins are:
Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.
From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925.”
-Frederick Lewis Donaldson
“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
“Never memorize something that you can look up.”
“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”
“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”
“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.”
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
“I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”
“Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?”
“In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.”
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
“Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.”
“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter”
“Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.”
“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”
“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”
-Neil deGrasse Tyson