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  Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Science cannot answer the deepest questions. As soon as you ask why there is something instead of nothing, you have gone beyond science. I find it quite improbable that such order came out of chaos. There has to be some organizing principle. God to me is the explanation for the miracle of existence - why there is something instead of nothing.  
 -  Allan R. Sandage
  

  Lottery, n. A tax on people who are bad at math.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  One cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self- destroying.  
 -  Arthur C. Clarke
  

  Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.  
 -  Barbara W. Tuchman
  

  Science has taught us how to put the atom to work. But to make it work for good instead of for evil lies in the domain dealing with the principles of human duty.  
 -  Bernard Mannes Baruch
  

  In the next century it will be the early mechanical bird which get the first plastic worm out of the artificial grass.  
 -  Bill Vaughan
  

  In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they 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
  

  Philosophy is the true mother of science.  
 -  Cicero
  

  Hence I feel no shame in asserting that this whole region engirdled by the moon, and the center of the earth, traverse this grand circle amid the rest of the planets in an annual revolution around the sun. Near the sun is the center of the universe. Moreover, since the sun remains stationary, whatever appears as a motion of the sun is really due rather to the motion of the earth.  
 -  Copernicus
  

  Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.  
 -  Dan Brown
  

  Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.  
 -  Edgar Allan Poe
  

  My ignorance of science is such that if anyone mentioned copper nitrate I should think he was talking about policemen's overtime.  
 -  Frederick Donald Coggan
  

  As for science and religion, the known and admitted facts are few and plain enough. All that the parsons say is unproved. All that the doctors say is disproved. That's the only difference between science and religion there's ever been, or will be.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.  
 -  Galileo Galilei
  

  Mathematics is the key and door to the sciences.  
 -  Galileo Galilei
  

  The science hangs like a gathering fog in a valley, a fog which begins nowhere and goes nowhere, an incidental, unmeaning inconvenience to passers-by.  
 -  H. G. Wells
  

  Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.  
 -  Hippocrates
  

  In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.  
 -  Galileo Galilei
  

  Mathematics is the key and door to the sciences.  
 -  Galileo Galilei
  

  The science hangs like a gathering fog in a valley, a fog which begins nowhere and goes nowhere, an incidental, unmeaning inconvenience to passers-by.  
 -  H. G. Wells
  

  Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.  
 -  Hippocrates
  

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

  The progress of science is the discovery at each step of a new order which gives unity to what had seemed unlike  
 -  Jacob Bronowski
  

  It is not the business of science to inherit the earth, but to inherit the moral imagination; because without that, man and beliefs and science will perish together.  
 -  Jacob Bronowski
  

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

  The artist may be well advised to keep his work to himself till it is completed, because no one can readily help him or advise him with it... but the scientist is wiser not to withhold a single finding or a single conjecture from publicity.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  

  The difference between religion and science is the difference between thoughtless certainty and thoughtful doubt.  
 -  Kedar Joshi
  

  Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one.  
 -  Konrad Lorenz
  

  Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one.  
 -  Konrad Lorenz
  

  Science is magic that works.  
 -  Kurt Vonnegut
  

  Science at best is not wisdom; it is knowledge. Wisdom is knowledge tempered with judgement.  
 -  Lord Ritchie-Calder
  

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

  A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: He is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.  
 -  Marie Curie
  

  Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  In science, all facts no matter how trivial, enjoy democratic equality.  
 -  Mary McCarthy
  

  The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.  
 -  Neil deGrasse Tyson
  

  Science is but a perversion of itself unless it has as its ultimate goal the betterment of humanity.  
 -  Nikola Tesla
  

  Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor.  
 -  Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  

  Science, philosophy and religion are bound to converge as they draw nearer to the whole.  
 -  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  

  Surely there was never an army which advanced like the army of science.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  The truth is that our race survived ignorance; it is our scientific genius that will do us in.  
 -  Stephen Vizinczey
  

  Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.  
 -  Thomas Hobbes
  

  Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws - a thing which can never be demonstrated.  
 -  Tryon Edwards
  

  The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The goal of science and engineering is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature is to build better mice.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.  
 -  Will Durant