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English Scientist Quotes

Charles Darwin
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Charles Darwin
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Charles Darwin
I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.
Charles Darwin
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Charles Darwin
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
Charles Darwin
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Richard Dawkins
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
Richard Dawkins
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Charles Darwin
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
Charles Darwin
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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.
Jacob Bronowski
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Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.
Desmond Morris
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I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance may have an astonishing influence and, if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker, it would be this - never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening.
Alexander Fleming
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The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease. What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
Ashley Montagu
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Charles Darwin
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Charles Darwin
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Charles Darwin
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
Charles Darwin
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It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject; the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual.
Alexander Fleming
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The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us.
Thomas Huxley
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Will is nothing more than a particular case of the general doctrine of association of ideas, and therefore a perfectly mechanical thing.
Joseph Priestley
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Charles Darwin
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Charles Darwin
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The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box.
Thomas Huxley
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Biologically speaking, if something bites you it's more likely to be female.
Desmond Morris
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Charles Darwin
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Charles Darwin
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Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
Thomas Huxley
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We can't leave people in abject poverty, so we need to raise the standard of living for 80% of the world's people, while bringing it down considerably for the 20% who are destroying our natural resources.
Jane Goodall
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Sometimes you get a glimpse of a semicolon coming, a few lines farther on, and it is like climbing a steep path through woods and seeing a wooden bench just at a bend in the road ahead, a place where you can expect to sit for a moment, catching your breath.
Lewis Thomas
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Learn what is true in order to do what is right.
Thomas Huxley
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Einstein was a man who could ask immensely simple questions. And what his work showed is that when the answers are simple too, then you can hear God thinking.
Jacob Bronowski
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The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication.
Michael Faraday
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The relationship between a Russian and a bottle of vodka is almost mystical.
Richard Owen
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The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.
Ashley Montagu
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Richard Dawkins
I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
Richard Dawkins
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Human beings are the only creatures who are able to behave irrationally in the name of reason.
Ashley Montagu
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Charles Darwin
False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.
Charles Darwin
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Charles Darwin
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
Charles Darwin
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