"There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods; and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be."
"We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more."
"People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people."
"Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge."
"For NASA, space is still a high priority."
"Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,' they really mean, 'not really.'"
"The dedicated physician is constantly striving for a balance between personal, human values, scientific realities and the inevitabilities of God's will."
"The scientific community having made a rapid ascent from deep poverty to great affluence, from academe's cloisters to Washington's high councils, still tends to be a bit excitable - not unlike a nouveau riche in a fluctuating market."
"Happiness hates the timid! So does science!"
"I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel."
"The science of today is the technology of tomorrow."
"A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective."
"Leave the atom alone."
"Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question "How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?""
"A satellite has no conscience."
"If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics."
"I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads."
"The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not."
"Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character."
"Science never solves a problem without creating ten more."
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