Top 50 Quotes on Science by Great Scientists

I’m a big fan of APJ Abdul Kalam quotes. For instance, he has said an ultimate thing about the power of dreams based on which one can do scientific research and make a difference. He has said, “You have to dream before your dreams can come true.” This quote explains the power of imagination in science.

Here’s a list of such astonishing quotes by the world’s great scientists, few of which are Nobel Prize winner for their outstanding achievement in the field of science. Their words come from their experiences and hence hold a great value for humankind as the scientists and their inventions play a vital role in our daily life, isn’t it?

These 50 science quotes give us a glimpse about how the scientists think. Their wisdom is expressed through these quotes. This collection of quotes is the combination of quotes from the the current era scientists as well as the past era scientists.

Science Quotes

1. Whenever human beings find themselves alone, as a natural reaction, they start looking for company. Whenever they are in trouble, they look for someone to help them. Whenever they reach an impasse, they look to someone to show them the way out. – APJ Abdul Kalam

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2. Everything is theoretically impossible until it is done. – Robert A. Heinlein

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3. Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Albert Einstein

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4. Gravity explains the motions of the planets but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion. – Isaac Newton

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5. Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe. – Galileo

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6. However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up. – Stephen Hawking

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7. The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane. – Nikola Tesla

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8. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. – Thomas Edison

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9. Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. – Louis Pasteur

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10. An American monkey after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men. – Charles Darwin

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11. It’s true for many of our senses but maybe more so for touch and pain, we experience it but we take it for granted, you know, in terms of… mechanistically. – David Julius

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12. In science many times it’s the things that we take for granted that are of high interest. – Ardem Patapoutian

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13. We’ve been warning against climate change for about 50 years or so. – Klaus Hasselmann

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14. The only sad thing is there aren’t more hours in the day! – Guido W. Imbens

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15. I like to talk about my work, that always calms me down. – Joshua D. Angrist

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16. Fundamental science is crucial. It’s crucial for understanding everything, and will not go too much towards, only in applied science, but it’s important that applied science and fundamental science go together. – Giorgio Parisi

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17. Weather forecasting was more of an art, rather than science. – Syukuro Manabe

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18. What it takes to be creative is freedom. – Benjamin List

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19. I’m one of those people, there’s many like me, who think we’ve just scratched the surface on that kind of way of thinking. – David W.C. MacMillan

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20. We’re all on a learning curve. – Michael Houghton

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21. Try and find something that you have a passion for. – Charles M. Rice

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22. I became the poet laureate of hepatitis. – Harvey J. Alter

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23. I see being a scientist as being a puzzle solver. – Andrea Ghez

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24. I used to think Nobel Laureates were other people. – Roger Penrose

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25. One day I was playing with the spectrometer and boy, did I get the full 15 kilovolts! – Reinhard Genzel

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26. Embrace your interests, your passions, and really give it your all! – Jennifer A. Doudna

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27. My stability is my science. – Emmanuelle Charpentier

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28. I am the master of my failure. If I never fail how will I ever learn. – C.V. Raman

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29. My success will not depend on what A or B thinks of me. My success will be what I make of my work. – Homi J Bhabha

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30. 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

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31. I think the reason people are dealing with science less well now than 50 years ago is that it has become so complicated. – James D. Watson

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32. Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it is consistent with the laws of nature. – Michael Faraday

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33. For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the history of the celestial motions through careful and expert study. – Nicolaus Copernicus

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34. One sometimes finds what one is not looking for. – Sir Alexander Fleming

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35. Learning never exhausts the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci

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36. The intelligent use of science and technology are the tools with which to achieve a new direction. – Jacque Fresco

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37. The science of today is the technology of tomorrow. – Edward Teller

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38. It’s not that we use technology, we live technology. – Godfrey Reggio

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39. Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known. – Carl Sagan

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40. Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think. – Albert Einstein

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41. Not everything that’s cool is science, but everything in science is cool. – Phil Plait

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42. Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding. – Brain Greene

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43. Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. – Carl Sagan

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44. Science is simply common sense at its best. – Thomas Huxley

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45. Science is part of everyone’s everyday life. – Bill Nye

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46. Science is not a substitute for common sense, but an extension of it. – Willard Van Orman Quine

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47. If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. – Albert Einstein

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48. There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere. – Isaac Asimon

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49. ‘Impossible’ is not a scientific term. – Vanna Bonta

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50. The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe it. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

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