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 ====== Quotes about life and science ====== ====== Quotes about life and science ======
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 +**People who love their work**
  
 "To be happy, find work you love and pursue it with passion."​ - //Hans Bethe// "To be happy, find work you love and pursue it with passion."​ - //Hans Bethe//
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 "Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing" - //Teddy Roosevelt// "Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing" - //Teddy Roosevelt//
  
-"Adventure ​is worthwhile" - //Amelia Earhart//+"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the immensity of the sea." - //Antoine de Saint-Exupery//​ 
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 +**Teaching/​Learning** 
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 +"Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."​ - //Benjamin Franklin//​ 
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 +"I don't know what's the matter with people: they don't learn by understanding;​ they learn by some other way - by rote, or something. Their knowledge ​is so fragile!"​ - //Richard Feynman// 
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 +"What I cannot create, I do not understand."​ - //Richard Feynman (on his blackboard at time of death in 1988)// 
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 +"The man who is always right has not learned the great virtue of failure."​ - //Norbert Wiener// 
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 +"​It'​s the way I study - to understand something by trying to work it out. Or, in  other words, to understand something by creating it. Not creating it 100%, of course; but taking a hint as to which direction to go but not remembering the details. The details you work out for yourself."​ - //Richard Feynman// 
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 +"​Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains."​ - //Steve Jobs// 
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 +"He has not lived in vain, who leaves behind him a child better educated morally, intellectually,​ and physically than himself."​ - //Joseph Henry// 
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 +"​Approximations foster understanding"​ - //Sanjoy Mahajan// 
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 +**What is science about?** 
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 +"You have to ask simple, not complicated,​ childlike questions and work, work, work, work, work." - //Alan MacDiarmid//
  
 "The book of Nature is written in the language of mathematics."​ - //​Gallelio//​ "The book of Nature is written in the language of mathematics."​ - //​Gallelio//​
  
 "​Physics is philosophy with integrals"​ - //Unknown// "​Physics is philosophy with integrals"​ - //Unknown//
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 +"The purpose of science is not to reveal 'the essence of the phenomena'​ but to find '​relations between the manifold aspects of our experience'​."​ - //David Mermin paraphrasing Niels Bohr, talking about interpretations of quantum mechanics//
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 +"​Science is but a perversion of itself, unless it has as its ultimate goal the betterment of humanity."​ - //Nikola Tesla//
  
 "There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you’ve made a measurement. If the result is contrary… then you made a discovery."​ - //Enrico Fermi// "There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you’ve made a measurement. If the result is contrary… then you made a discovery."​ - //Enrico Fermi//
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 "In science, all questions are valid, all answers are tentative"​ - //plaque at Ashbrook School, Corvallis//​. "In science, all questions are valid, all answers are tentative"​ - //plaque at Ashbrook School, Corvallis//​.
  
-"If you're not a bit irreverent, you're not anywhere near the edge." ​ - //Arkadi Kuhlmann, CEO//+"Nullius in verba (take nobody's word for it)" - //The Royal Society Coat of Arms (1660)//
  
 "​Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts."​ - //Richard Feynmann// "​Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts."​ - //Richard Feynmann//
  
-"Wisdom is knowing what to do next: virtue is doing it." - //David Jordon//+"There does not exist a category of science ​to which one can give the name applied science. There are sciences and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears it." - //Louis Pasteur//
  
-"The man who is always right has not learned ​the great virtue of failure." - //Norbert Wiener//+"Should I concentrate on basic or applied science? ​is like asking Is light a particle or a wave? the answer is Yes" - //Marvin Cohen//
  
-"I have not failedhave just found 10,000 ways that won’t work." - //Thomas Edison//+"Research is organized human curiosity. If we are to exist at allwe have to know" - //Frank Rhodes//
  
-"In the fields ​of observation,​ chance favors only the prepared mind" - //Louis Pasteur//+"New directions in science are launched by new tools much more often than by new concepts. The effect ​of a concept-driven revolution is to explain old things in new ways. The effect of a tool-driven revolution is to discover new things that have to be explained." - //Freeman Dyson//, from the book Imagined Worlds
  
-"There does not exist category ​of science to which one can give the name applied scienceThere are sciences and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears it." - //Louis Pasteur//+"I believe that science is not simply ​matter ​of exploring new horizonsOne must also make the new knowledge readily available." - //Claude Cohen-Tannoudji//
  
-"Should I concentrate on basic or applied ​scienceis like asking Is light a particle or a wave? the answer is Yes" - //Marvin Cohen//+"Progress in science ​will bring enormous confusion and misery to humankind unless it is accompanied by progress in ethics." - //Paraphrasing J.B.S Haldane.//
  
-"Freedom ​is the first born daughter ​of science." ​//Thomas Jefferson//+"The underlying physical laws necessary for the mathematical theory of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty is is only that the exact application ​of these laws leads to equations much too complicated to be soluble." //Paul Dirac, 1929//
  
-"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the immensity of the sea." - //Antoine de Saint-Exupery//​+**Morals ​and Ethics**
  
-"Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - //Benjamin Franklin//+"Wisdom is knowing what to do next: virtue is doing it." - //David Jordon//
  
-"I don't know what'​s ​the matter with people: they don't learn by understanding;​ they learn by some other way - by rote, or something. Their knowledge ​is so fragile!" - //Richard Feynman//+"The moment you see the truth and say nothing ​is the moment you start to die" - //Seen on the Ithaca Sciencenter Wall of Inspiration.//
  
-"What I cannot create, I do not understand." - //Richard Feynman (on his blackboard at time of death in 1988)//+"How can you tell whether an action of yours is right or wrong? Just imagine everyone doing the same thing and you will know the answer" - //Robert Hopkins//
  
-"​It'​s the way I study - to understand something by trying to work it out. Or, in  other words, to understand something by creating it. Not creating it 100%, of course; but taking a hint as to which direction to go but not remembering the details. The details you work out for yourself."​+**Other**
  
-"He has not lived in vain, who leaves behind him child better educated morallyintellectually,​ and physically than himself." - //Joseph Henry//+"If you'​re ​not a bit irreverentyou're not anywhere near the edge." ​ - //Arkadi Kuhlmann, CEO//
  
-"Science is but a perversion of itselfunless it has as its ultimate goal the betterment of humanity." - //Nikola Tesla//+"I have not failedI have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work." - //Thomas Edison//
  
-"Research ​is organized human curiosityIf we are to exist at all, we have to know" - //Frank Rhodes//+"In the fields of observation,​ chance favors only the prepared mind" - //Louis Pasteur// 
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 +"​Freedom ​is the first born daughter of science." - //Thomas Jefferson//
  
 "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."​ - //Hamlet (Shakespeare)//​ "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."​ - //Hamlet (Shakespeare)//​
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 "​Construction of Fermi Lab accelerator has little to do with defending our country... except to make it worth defending."​ - //Robert Wilson// "​Construction of Fermi Lab accelerator has little to do with defending our country... except to make it worth defending."​ - //Robert Wilson//
  
-"How can you tell whether an action of yours is right or wrong? Just imagine everyone doing the same thing and you will know the answer" - //Robert Hopkins// +"Adventure ​is worthwhile" - //Amelia Earhart//
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-"The purpose of science is not to reveal 'the essence of the phenomena'​ but to find '​relations between the manifold aspects of our experience'​."​ - //David Mermin paraphrasing Niels Bohr, talking about interpretations of quantum mechanics//​ +
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-"The moment you see the truth and say nothing is the moment you start to die" - //Seen on the Ithaca Sciencenter Wall of Inspiration.//+
  
 "It always seems impossible, until it's done" - //Nelson Mandela// "It always seems impossible, until it's done" - //Nelson Mandela//
  
 "A very central part of any mathematician’s life is this sense of connection to other minds, alive today and going back to Pythagoras. We are having this conversation with each other going over the millennia."​ - //Steven Strogatz, Cornell University//​ "A very central part of any mathematician’s life is this sense of connection to other minds, alive today and going back to Pythagoras. We are having this conversation with each other going over the millennia."​ - //Steven Strogatz, Cornell University//​
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-"​Approximations foster understanding"​ - //Sanjoy Mahajan// 
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-"New directions in science are launched by new tools much more often than by new concepts. The effect of a concept-driven revolution is to explain old things in new ways. The effect of a tool-driven revolution is to discover new things that have to be explained."​ - //Freeman Dyson//, from the book Imagined Worlds 
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-"​Progress in science will bring enormous confusion and misery to humankind unless it is accompanied by progress in ethics."​ - //​Paraphrasing J.B.S Haldane.// 
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-"The underlying physical laws necessary for the mathematical theory of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty is is only that the exact application of these laws leads to equations much too complicated to be soluble."​ //Paul Dirac, 1929// 
  
 "If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration."​ - //Nikola Tesla// "If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration."​ - //Nikola Tesla//
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 "Every town should have a primitive forest where a stick should never be cut for fuel, a common possession forever,"  ​ "Every town should have a primitive forest where a stick should never be cut for fuel, a common possession forever,"  ​
 - //Thoreau// - //Thoreau//
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