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Isaac Asimov
January 2, 1920 - April 6, 1992
Nationality: American
Category: Scientist
Subcategory: American Scientist

Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.


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


Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.


John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.


I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.


All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.

    Topics: Computer

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.


Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.

    Topics: Education

Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn't look up. Well, maybe once.


From my close observation of writers... they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review.


No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.


The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.


It is not only the living who are killed in war.


Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.

    Topics: Death

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.


Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.


I don't believe in personal immortality; the only way I expect to have some version of such a thing is through my books.


If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.


Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.


I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.

    Topics: Computer

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