25 Powerful Quotes From Scientists That Are Truly Thought-Provoking

Our planet has been home to countless billions of people throughout time. However, few have managed to leave their mark or contribute to the role and place of humanity more than scientists with their discoveries, inventions, and revolutionary thinking. Much of these people’s impact can be noted in their brilliant and powerful quotes. Our quest as a species has been and continues to ultimately be twofold: to find out who we are as individuals (self-discovery) and what our station is in the grand scheme of the natural world and the cosmic. For some, this may include a search for a higher power. On the other hand, others seek to understand the intricacies of nature and the cosmos.

Some of the people who have “changed the world” have been so inspirational and influential on human thought and humankind’s progress that many actively seek their nuggets of wisdom via powerful quotes. In fact, their quotations alone have been enough to inspire others to change their lives for the better. From Socrates and Aristotle to Albert Einstein and Carl Sagan, these are 25 Powerful Quotes From Scientists That Are Truly Thought-Provoking.

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"Progress is made by trial and failure; the failures are generally a hundred times more numerous than the successes; yet they are usually left unchronicled." —William Ramsay

William RamsaySource: brainyquote.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

"Although Nature needs thousands or millions of years to create a new species, man needs only a few dozen years to destroy one." —Victor Scheffer

Victor SchefferSource: brainyquote.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org


"Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic." – Thomas Huxley

Thomas HuxleySource: brainyquote.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

"Actually, everything that can be known has a number; for it is impossible to grasp anything with the mind or to recognize it without this." —Philolaus

PhilolausSource: brainyquote.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org


"The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it." ―Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse TysonSource: brainyquote.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

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