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Since “real” life is possible only through knowledge, those who neglect learning and teaching are considered “dead” even though they are still alive, for we were created to learn and to communicate what we have learned to others. M. Fethullah Gulen

Right decisions depend on having a sound mind and on sound thinking. As science and knowledge illuminates and develop one’s mind, those deprived of science and knowledge cannot reach right decisions and are always exposed to deception and misguidance. M. Fethullah Gulen

Those who are truly human continue to learn, teach, and inspire others. It is difficult to regard as truly human those who are ignorant and have no desire to learn. It is also questionable whether a learned person who does not pursue self-renewal and self-reform, and thereby set an example for others, is truly human. M. Fethullah Gulen

Science and knowledge should seek to uncover the nature of men and women and the mysteries of creation. Any knowledge, however scientific, is not true knowledge if it does not shed light on the mysteries of human nature and the dark areas of existence. M. Fethullah Gulen

Status and merit acquired through knowledge and science are higher and more lasting than status and merit obtained through other means. This is true for two reasons: Knowledge will enrapture its possessors, when they reach the other world, with the pleasure of the positions acquired while in this world. In addition, it will keep its possessors away from bad morals in this world and cause them to attain many virtues. M. Fethullah Gulen

Parents should feed their children’s minds of with knowledge and science before they become engaged in useless things, for souls devoid of truth and knowledge are fields in which all kinds of evil thoughts are grown and cultivated. M. Fethullah Gulen

The purpose of learning is to make knowledge a guide for your life, to illuminate the road to human perfection. Any knowledge that does not fulfill these functions is a burden for the learner, and any science that does not direct one toward sublime goals is only deception. M. Fethullah Gulen

Science is to perceive the reality of science,
Science consists in knowledge of the self;
If, then, you do not know yourself,
I wonder what kind of education you have had. M. Fethullah Gulen

Appropriate language is an inexhaustible source of blessing for the learner. Those who possess such a source are always sought by people, like a source of fresh water, and lead people to what is good. Knowledge consisting of empty theories and unabsorbed pieces of learning, which arouses suspicions in minds and darkens hearts, is like a “pile of garbage” around which desperate and confused souls flounder. M. Fethullah Gulen

Although science and all branches of knowledge are beneficial to almost everyone, one cannot possibly acquire all of them, for people’s life-spans and resources are limited. Therefore, learn and use only that which benefits yourself and humanity at large. Do not waste your life. M. Fethullah Gulen

True scientists base their study and research on true reports, correct expositions, and scientific experiments. As a result, they have peace of mind and solve their problems with ease. However, those who do not know the truth are buffeted constantly by changing aims and methods, and so are always disillusioned. M. Fethullah Gulen

People are esteemed and appreciated in proportion to the profundity and content of their knowledge. The knowledge of those who spread gossip and idle talk is nothing more than gossip and idle talk. On the other hand, truly valuable indeed are those who use their knowledge as a prism to perceive things and events, as a light to illuminate “space” to the darkest points, and to reach the most transcendent truths. M. Fethullah Gulen

Science Quotes

Science Quotes

Science is just pure empiricism, and by virtue of its method, it excludes metaphysics. – Steve Martin

Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth. – Jules Verne

The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age. – H.P. Lovecraft

Science is the acceptance of what works and the rejection of what does not. That needs more courage than we might think. – Jacob Bronowski

Mathematics reveals its secrets only to those who approach it with pure love, for its own beauty. – Archimedes

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. – Stephen Hawking

What I love about science is that as you learn, you don’t really get answers. You just get better questions. – John Green

There is not a discovery in science, however revolutionary, however sparkling with insight, that does not arise out of what went before. – Isaac Asimov

Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses. – Leonardo da Vinci

We feel that even if all possible scientific questions be answered, the problems of life have still not been touched at all. – Ludwig Wittgenstein

Physics is really nothing more than a search for ultimate simplicity, but so far all we have is a kind of elegant messiness.
Bill Bryson

The feeling of awed wonder that science can give us is one of the highest experiences of which the human psyche is capable. – Richard Dawkins

The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he’s one who asks the right questions. – Claude Levi-Strauss

There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness. – George Washington

Any schoolboy can do experiments in the physics laboratory to test various scientific hypothesis. But man, because he has only one life to live, cannot conduct experiments to test whether to follow his passion or not. – Milan Kundera

The invention of the scientific method and science is, I’m sure we’ll all agree, the most powerful intellectual idea, the most powerful framework for thinking and investigating and understanding and challenging the world around us that there is. – Douglas Adams

A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions – as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.Friedrich Nietzsche

Science you don’t know, looks like magic. – Christopher Moore

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. – Will Durant

One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike – and yet it is the most precious thing we have. – Albert Einstein

All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge. – Leonardo da Vinci

Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don’t. – Thomas A. Edison

There’s real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality. – Richard Dawkins

Every form of art is another way of seeing the world. Another perspective, another window. And science –that’s the most spectacular window of all. You can see the entire universe from there. – Claudia Gray

Congratulations on the new library, because it isn’t just a library. It is a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the Universe, a time machine that will take you to the far past and the far future, a teacher that knows more than any human being, a friend that will amuse you and console you – and most of all, a gateway, to a better and happier and more useful life. – Isaac Asimov

Science is vastly more stimulating to the imagination than the classics. – J. B. S. Haldane

Science Quotes

Science Quotes

Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it. – Robert Sapolsky

I remember discussions with Bohr which went through many hours till very late at night and ended almost in despair; and when at the end of the discussion I went alone for a walk in the neighboring park I repeated to myself again and again the question: Can nature possibly be so absurd as it seemed to us in these atomic experiments? – Werner Heisenberg

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. – T. S. Eliot

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

Kids are never the problem. They are born scientists. The problem is always the adults. They beat the curiosity out of kids. They outnumber kids. They vote. They wield resources. That’s why my public focus is primarily adults. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Wonder is the seed of knowledge. – Francis Bacon

Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve. – Max Planck

Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses- especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else. – Leonardo da Vinci

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. – Carl Sagan

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein

There are infinite worlds both like and unlike this world of ours. For the atoms being infinite in number… are borne on far out into space.  – Epicurus

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants. – Isaac Newton

I don’t care that they stole my idea… I care that they don’t have any of their own. – Nikola Tesla

Speculation and the exploration of ideas beyond what we know with certainty are what lead to progress. – Lisa Randall

Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere. – Albert Einstein

If you thought that science was certain ? well, that is just an error on your part. – Richard Feynman

Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer; art is everything else. – Donald E. Knuth

From the dawn of exact knowledge to the present day, observation, experiment, and speculation have gone hand in hand; and, whenever science has halted or strayed from the right path, it has been, either because its votaries have been content with mere unverified or unverifiable speculation; or it has been, because the accumulation of details of observation has for a time excluded speculation. – Thomas Henry Huxley

Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt. – Richard P. Feynman

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. – Max Planck

See now the power of truth; the same experiment which at first glance seemed to show one thing, when more carefully examined, assures us of the contrary. – Galileo Galilei

That’s the whole problem with science. You’ve got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder. – Bill Watterson

Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world from earlier centuries is attributable to science, which achieved its most spectacular triumphs in the seventeenth century. – Bertrand Russell

In science it often happens that scientists say, ‘You know that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken,’ and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn’t happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. – Carl Sagan

This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. – Isaac Newton

Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know. – Bertrand Russell

Exploration is what you do when you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s what scientists do every day. If a scientist already knew what they were doing, they wouldn’t be discovering anything, because they already knew what they were doing. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds. – Richard Feynman

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. – Albert Einstein

Mathematics is the language in which God has written the universe. – Galileo Galilei

A real scientist solves problems, not wails that they are unsolvable. – Anne McCaffrey

Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand. – Dan Brown

The aim of science is to discover and illuminate truth. – Rachel Carson

When someone admits one and rejects another which is equally in accordance with the appearances, it is clear that he has quitted all physical explanation and descended into myth. – Epicurus

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