Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.
You will die but the carbon will not; its career does not end with you. It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time, sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life.
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature.
The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men.
Man is unique not because he does science, and his is unique not because he does art, but because science and art equally are expressions of his marvelous plasticity of mind.
Every animal leaves traces of what it was; man alone leaves traces of what he created.
The most wonderful discovery made by scientists is science itself.
No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.
That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.
The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline.
The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation.
The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
The world is full of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show.
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