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I first read science fiction in the old British Chum annual when I was about 12 years old.

    Author: A. E. van Vogt

Any sufficiently badly-written science is indistinguishable from magic.

    Author: Aaron Allston

The philosophy of the school was quite simple - the bright boys specialised in Latin, the not so bright in science and the rest managed with geography or the like.

    Author: Aaron Klug

What I would say to the young men and women who are beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty, not like going to the zoo but to take action, to open their hearts and their consciences.

    Author: Abbe Pierre

English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.

    Author: Abdul Kalam

In this respect, the history of science, like the history of all civilization, has gone through cycles.

    Author: Abdus Salam

In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a "failed experiment." Any test that yields valid data is a valid test.

    Author: Adam Savage

That's the show. it's like 5 minutes of science and then 10 minutes of me hurting myself.

    Author: Adam Savage

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.

    Author: Adam Smith

Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.

    Author: Adam Smith

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?

    Author: Adam Smith

The thing that interests me least about the radio business is the radio business. But I've had to learn a little bit about it. It's not rocket science: You get ratings, that's good.

    Author: Al Franken

We need to be pro-science; we have to go back to science.

    Author: Al Franken

Life isn't a science. We make it up as we go.

    Author: Al Hirschfeld

Growing up, I never gave a thought to being a writer. All I ever wanted to be was a traveler and explorer. Science-fiction allowed me to go places that were otherwise inaccessible, which is why I started reading it. I was going to be a lawyer, but I got saved.

    Author: Alan Dean Foster

Computer Science is embarrassed by the computer.

    Author: Alan Perlis

I didn't mind studying. Obviously math and the physical science subjects interested me more than some of the more artistic subjects, but I think I was a pretty good student.

    Author: Alan Shepard

Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition.

    Author: Alan Turing

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.

    Author: Albert Camus
    Topics: Art

By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.

    Author: Albert Camus

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.

    Author: Albert Einstein

It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature.

    Author: Albert Einstein

Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.

    Author: Albert Einstein

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.

    Author: Albert Einstein

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.

    Author: Albert Einstein

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

    Author: Albert Einstein

The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.

    Author: Albert Einstein

The man of science is a poor philosopher.

    Author: Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

    Author: Albert Einstein

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

    Author: Albert Einstein

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.

    Author: Albert Einstein

The position of modern science, as far as an ignorant man of letters can understand it, seems not a step in advance of that held by Huxley and Romanes in the last century.

    Author: Albert J. Nock

Science has explained nothing; the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness.

    Author: Aldous Huxley

Specialized meaninglessness has come to be regarded, in certain circles, as a kind of hallmark of true science.

    Author: Aldous Huxley

The national security state has many unfair and cruel weapons in its arsenal, but that of junk science is one which can be fought and perhaps defeated.

    Author: Aldrich Ames

Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.

    Author: Aleister Crowley

Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.

    Author: Aleister Crowley

The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach.

    Author: Aleister Crowley

We know enough to stand here in truth - facing pain, cry and suffering of those who were murdered here. Face to face with the victims' families who are here today. Before the judgment of our own conscience.

    Author: Aleksander Kwasniewski

Science, which cuts its way through the muddy pond of daily life without mingling with it, casts its wealth to right and left, but the puny boatmen do not know how to fish for it.

    Author: Alexander Herzen

One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit.

    Author: Alexander Pope

Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice.

    Author: Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Science has to be understood in its broadest sense, as a method for comprehending all observable reality, and not merely as an instrument for acquiring specialized knowledge.

    Author: Alexis Carrel

As an adult (after college) and as an artist I thought about what was real, what sustained me - it was Christian Science. I was using that when I didn't know it. Saying yes to the Light and your better instinct.

    Author: Alfre Woodard

The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.

    Author: Alfred Adler

Just as we descend into our consciences to judge of actions which our minds can not weigh, can we not also search in ourselves for the feeling which gives birth to forms of thought, always vague and cloudy?

    Author: Alfred de Vigny

Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities.

    Author: Alfred L. Kroeber

It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties.

    Author: Alfred North Whitehead

While most of us know that we feel better after a good hearty laugh, science, in many cases, is yet to prove why.

    Author: Allen Klein

The questions are scientific, but the UN answers are political. The global warming debate is hardly about science.

    Author: Allen Simmons

I have no bad conscience.

    Author: Alois Brunner

A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.

    Author: Alphonse de Lamartine

Enough people have now mentioned Bill Nye the Science Guy to me that I now desperately avoid it all costs.

    Author: Alton Brown

It does not just happen. It is disclosed by science that practically one-half of trained intellectual resources are being mobilized for murderous purposes.

    Author: Alva Myrdal

Forgetfulness - a gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.

    Author: Ambrose Bierce

Human relations are built on feeling, not on reason or knowledge. And feeling is not an exact science; like all spiritual qualities, it has the vagueness of greatness about it.

    Author: Amelia E. Barr

Well, I'm leaning probably toward the sciences like physics.

    Author: Amy Carter

In science, read by preference the newest works. In literature, read the oldest. The classics are always modern.

    Author: Amy Lowell

Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.

    Author: Andre Breton

My present work concerns the problems connected with the theory of elementary particles, the theory of gravitation and cosmology and I shall be glad if I can manage to make some contribution to these important branches of science.

    Author: Andrei Sakharov

It was generally believed that Catholics were not interested in arts and science graduate schools. They weren't going to be intellectuals. And so I put the theses to the test. And they all collapsed.

    Author: Andrew Greeley

As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.

    Author: Andrew Jackson

The dirty little secret of journalism is that it really isn't a profession, it's a craft. All you need is a telephone and a conscience and you're all set.

    Author: Andrew Sullivan

Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.

    Author: Angela Carter

I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can't fail if you do that.

    Author: Anita Hill

All of science to me, everything that we have learned, is important to the extent that it brings us to our senses.

    Author: Ann Druyan

Carl took on the military-industrial complex. He campaigned around the world for an end to the production of weapons of mass destruction. To him it was a perversion of science.

    Author: Ann Druyan

I've been thinking about the distorted view of science that prevails in our culture. I've been wondering about this, because our civilization is completely dependent on science and high technology, yet most of us are alienated from science.

    Author: Ann Druyan

My knowledge of science came from being with Carl, not from formal academic training. Carl gave me a thrilling tutorial in science and math that lasted the 20 years we were together.

    Author: Ann Druyan

We are doing everything we can to protect the food supply. And I can tell you that we're making decisions based upon sound science and good public policy, given the circumstances that we are now in.

    Author: Ann Veneman

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.

    Author: Anne Frank

Must not I then entertain the saints because I must keep my conscience.

    Author: Anne Hutchinson

I dislike literary jargon and never use it. Criticism has only one function and that is to help readers read and understand literature. It is not a science, it is an aid to art.

    Author: Anne Stevenson

There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.

    Author: Ansel Adams
    Topics: Art

I write reviews of science books for the Boston Globe, so I like to give science books.

    Author: Anthony Doerr

The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well.

    Author: Anton Chekhov

When you're thirsty and it seems that you could drink the entire ocean that's faith; when you start to drink and finish only a glass or two that's science.

    Author: Anton Chekhov

If we're picking people to draw out of their own conscience and experience a 'new' Constitution, we should not look principally for good lawyers. We should look to people who agree with us. When we are in that mode, you realize we have rendered the Constitution useless.

    Author: Antonin Scalia

Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.

    Author: Aristotle

Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.

    Author: Arthur C. Clarke

We have found that where science has progressed the farthest, the mind has but regained from nature that which the mind put into nature.

    Author: Arthur Eddington

Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression.

    Author: Arthur Erickson

We are yet to have a conscience at all about the exploitation of human cultures.

    Author: Arthur Erickson

If co-operation, is thus the lifeblood of science and technology, it is similarly vital to society as a whole.

    Author: Arthur Holly Compton

To make the moral achievement implicit in science a source of strength to civilization, the scientist will have to have the cooperation also of the philosopher and the religious teacher.

    Author: Arthur Holly Compton

My personal conviction is that science is concerned wholly with truth, not with ethics.

    Author: Arthur Keith

The progress of science is strewn, like an ancient desert trail, with the bleached skeleton of discarded theories which once seemed to possess eternal life.

    Author: Arthur Koestler

Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.

    Author: Arthur M. Schlesinger

If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.

    Author: Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Now, everybody, I suppose, is aware that in recent years the silly business of divination by dreams has ceased to be a joke and has become a very serious science.

    Author: Arthur Machen

Such an emphasis on the immanence of God as Creator in, with, and under the natural processes of the world unveiled by the sciences is certainly in accord with all that the sciences have revealed since those debates of the nineteenth century.

    Author: Arthur Peacocke

Science already contained all that was necessary, if you just brought it out.

    Author: Arthur Young

Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.

    Author: Ashley Montagu

Sport is an international phenomenon, like science or music.

    Author: Avery Brundage

Now it is established in the sciences that no knowledge is acquired save through the study of its causes and beginnings, if it has had causes and beginnings; nor completed except by knowledge of its accidents and accompanying essentials.

    Author: Avicenna

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.

    Author: B. C. Forbes

In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.

    Author: B. R. Ambedkar

Nonviolent action does not have to get others to be nice. It can in effect force them to consult their consciences.

    Author: Barbara Deming

To resort to power one need not be violent, and to speak to conscience one need not be meek. The most effective action both resorts to power and engages conscience.

    Author: Barbara Deming

More is required of public officials than slogans and handshakes and press releases. More is required. We must hold ourselves strictly accountable. We must provide the people with a vision of the future.

    Author: Barbara Jordan

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