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"He is so old that his blood type was discontinued."
George William Curtis

"Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts."
Henry B. Adams

"Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed."
Howard Nemerov

"You cannot feed the hungry on statistics."
Heinrich Heine

"In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last."
Hugh Walpole

"There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere."
Isaac Asimov

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

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

"I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for."
James H. Boren

"Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination."
John Dewey

"What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on."
Jacques Cousteau

"I am not a scientist. I am, rather, an impresario of scientists."
Jacques Cousteau

"Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion, give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn up the pressure by fostering competitiveness."
James D. Watson

"Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed, scolded and beamed at the world."
Jane Howard

"I look forward to the day when a mongolian idiot, treated biochemically, becomes a successful geneticist."
Jerome Lejeune

"Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin."
John von Neumann

"Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution."
Jay Leno

"There was no "before" the beginning of our universe, because once upon a time there was no time."
John D. Barrow

"Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men."
Jean Rostand

"It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young."
Konrad Lorenz

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