Mahatma Gandhi Page

“Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.”

- Mahatma Gandhi

Source/Notes: A list closing an article in Young India (22 October 1925); Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi Vol. 33 (PDF) p. 135
Robert Sapolsky Page

“I love science, and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awed by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it.”

- Robert Sapolsky

Source/Notes: Sapolsky, Robert (1997). The Trouble With Testosterone. New York: Scribner. pp. 286. ISBN 068483409X.
Carl Sagan Page

“We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. That's a clear prescription for disaster.”

- Carl Sagan

Source/Notes: with Anne Kalosh (October 1994), Bringing Science Down to Earth, Hemispheres
Leonardo da Vinci Page

“Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses - especially learn how to see. Realise that everything connects to everything else.”

- Leonardo da Vinci

Source/Notes: Attributed
Rod Serling Page

“There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.”

- Rod Serling

Source/Notes: The Twilight Zone (1963)


Albert Einstein Page

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

- Albert Einstein

Source/Notes: Mein Weltbild (My World-view) (1931)
Carl Sagan Page

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.”

- Carl Sagan

Source/Notes: Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (1995), "Science and Hope", p. 29
Barbara Tuchman Page

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

- Barbara Tuchman

Source/Notes: The book: a lecture sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Authors' League of America, presented at the Library of Congress October 17, 1979 (Library of Congress, 1980), p. 13
Shirley Temple Page

“Make-believe colors the past with innocent distortion, and it swirls ahead of us in a thousand ways in science, in politics, in every bold intention.”

- Shirley Temple

Max Planck Page

“Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.”

- Max Planck


Humphry Davy Page

“Nothing is so fatal to the progress of the human mind as to suppose that our views of science are ultimate; that there are no mysteries in nature; that our triumphs are complete, and that there are no new worlds to conquer.”

- Humphry Davy

Source/Notes: As quoted by David Knight (1998). Humphry Davy: science & power. Cambridge University Press. p. 87. ISBN 0521565391.
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Page

“Science is the only true guide in life.”

- Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Source/Notes: Founder of modern Turkey 22.09.1924
Albert Einstein Page

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

- Albert Einstein

Source/Notes: Science, Philosophy and Religion, A Symposium (1941). This article is commonly known as "Science and Religion". Also published in "Out of My Later Years" (1950)
Franklin D. Roosevelt Page

“If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Stephen Hawking Page

“I'm not religious in the normal sense. I believe the universe is governed by the laws of science. The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws.”

- Stephen Hawking

Source/Notes: Quoted in Stephen Hawking prepares for weightless flight, New Scientist (26 April 2007)


George Bernard Shaw Page

“A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.”

- George Bernard Shaw

Source/Notes: Maxims for Revolutionists (1903)
Carl Sagan Page

“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.”

- Carl Sagan

Source/Notes: 1987 CSICOP Keynote Address