Quotes from Scientists

Quotes from natural scientists (physicists, chemists, biologists) are usually not as memorable and popular as those by social scientists (economists, psychologists). This is due to their technical nature; not many people appreciate scientific terminologies. Yet, we all want to explore the mind of these geniuses. For this collection, our staff selects ones that are short and easy to understand but still retain their thoughtfulness. 

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."  Albert Einstein, German-born physicist who is considered the Father of Modern Physics (theory of relativity)

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." Albert Einstein

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Benjamin Franklin, American statesman and inventor of the lightning rod

"When you're testing to see how deep water is, never use two feet." Benjamin Franklin

"No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess." Isaac Newton, English physicist and mathematician (Laws of Motion, gravity)

"To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction." Isaac Newton

"Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas." Marie Curie, the only scientist to win a Nobel Prize for both Chemistry and Physics

"A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales." Marie Curie

"We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done." Alan Turing, British scientist who is considered the Father of Computer Science

"A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human." Alan Turing

"If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied. Afred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite and the Nobel Prizes

"Fortune favors the prepared mind." Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist who created vaccines for anthrax and rabies

"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet." Aristotle, Greek philosopher and scientist