12 Total Quotes

Steven Weinberg Quotes

Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.
Steven Weinberg
#Atheism

The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless.
Steven Weinberg
#American Scientist #Universe

Maybe nature is fundamentally ugly, chaotic and complicated. But if it's like that, then I want out.
Steven Weinberg
#Nature

An expert is a person who avoids the small errors while sweeping on to the grand fallacy.
Steven Weinberg
#American Scientist

I think one of the great historical contributions of science is to weaken the hold of religion. That's a good thing.
Steven Weinberg
#American Scientist #Religion

This doesn't mean that they commit themselves to the view that this is all there is. Many scientists (including me) think that this is the case, but other scientists are religious, and believe that what is observed in nature is at least in part a result of God's will.
Steven Weinberg
#Scientists

We know how many mistakes we've made.
Steven Weinberg
#Mistakes

If (the antiproton) had not been discovered, the foundations of physics really would have crumbled.
Steven Weinberg
#Physics

The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
Steven Weinberg
#American Scientist

Maybe nature is fundamentally ugly, chaotic and complicated. But if it's like that, then I want out.
Steven Weinberg
#American Scientist