Economy does not lie in sparing money, but in spending it wisely.
Time, whose tooth gnaws away everything else, is powerless against truth.
Proclaim human equality as loudly as you like, Witless will serve his brother.
Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
The medieval university looked backwards it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge.
There is no sea more dangerous than the ocean of practical politics none in which there is more need of good pilotage and of a single, unfaltering purpose when the waves rise high.
I take it that the good of mankind means the attainment, by every man, of all the happiness which he can enjoy without diminishing the happiness of his fellow men.
The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
Of moral purpose I see no trace in Nature. That is an article of exclusively human manufacture and very much to our credit.
Science has fulfilled her function when she has ascertained and enunciated truth.
It is one of the most saddening things in life that, try as we may, we can never be certain of making people happy, whereas we can almost always be certain of making them unhappy.
Freedom and order are not incompatible... truth is strength... free discussion is the very life of truth.
Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing.
History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
The best men of the best epochs are simply those who make the fewest blunders and commit the fewest sins.
The scientific imagination always restrains itself within the limits of probability.
The only freedom I care about is the freedom to do right the freedom to do wrong I am ready to part with on the cheapest terms to anyone who will take it of me.
In science, as in art, and, as I believe, in every other sphere of human activity, there may be wisdom in a multitude of counsellors, but it is only in one or two of them.
My business is to teach my aspirations to confirm themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.
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