103 Fascinating Science Quotes That Will Make You Curious


Are you fascinated with science and the many intriguing mysteries it has already lifted? Then you will definitely like this list of brilliant science quotes that are absolutely thought-provoking.

As a result of the ever-increasing speed of daily life and our busy schedules, we often forget how awe-inspiring and wonderful the world we live in really is. We get so consumed with meeting deadlines and following our busy schedules that we no longer have the time to pause and look around us with curiosity and amazement.

“An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature, and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer.”
Max Planck

That’s where science comes in. It reminds us about the complexity and mystery of life, a mystery that often escapes us during a busy day. Science has enabled us to understand life and the world we live in from the smallest particle to large natural phenomena encompassing the entire Earth.

Science quotes

These science quotes will ignite your curiosity to explore the world around you

But the more discoveries science uncovers, the more mysterious the world seems to become. The more we learn about existence, the more do we realize how much we do not know and understand as of today.

103 Fascinating Science Quotes That Will Make You Curious

Throughout the centuries, man and women have always been curious to learn more about the world they were living in. Their ambition to understand their environment led them to some of the greatest discoveries that profoundly impact our modern life. The following science quotes originate from scientists, explorers, and adventurers who endeavored to push the limits of the known world. Enjoy reading!

Here’s our list of brilliant science quotes


Science quote by Albert Einstein

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.”
Albert Einstein


The seed of science quote

“Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Science and knowledge quote

“There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.”


Quote about science

“What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.”
Isaac Newton


Science and magic

“Science is magic that works.”
Kurt Vonnegut


“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”
Albert Einstein


“Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.”
Thomas Edison


“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


“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov


“In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.”
Galileo Galilei


“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not “Eureka!” (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny…’„
Isaac Asimov


“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Leonardo da Vinci


“When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.”
Arthur C. Clarke


“The scientist only imposes two things, namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself and upon other scientists.”
Erwin Schrödinger


“Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.”
Martin Luther King, Jr


“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”
Nikola Tesla


“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
Carl Sagan


“It is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all; and if it explains not, then it says there is nothing to explain.”
Bram Stoker


“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”
Edwin Hubble


“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.”


“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 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


“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


“A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.”
Frank Herbert


“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”
Albert Einstein


“Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough.”
Richard P. Feynman


“Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding…”
Brian Greene


“Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.”
Isaac Newton


“There is no royal road to science, and only those who do not dread the fatiguing climb of its steep paths have a chance of gaining its luminous summits.”
Karl Marx


“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.”
Thomas A. Edison


“No, this trick won’t work… How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? „
Albert Einstein


“I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.”
Galileo Galilei


“Science may provide the most useful way to organize empirical, reproducible data, but its power to do so is predicated on its inability to grasp the most central aspects of human life: hope, fear, love, hate, beauty, envy, honor, weakness, striving, suffering, virtue.”
Paul Kalanithi


“Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.”
Carl Sagan


“Human science fragments everything in order to understand it, kills everything in order to examine it. „
Leo Tolstoy


“No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.”
Isaac Newton


“I… a universe of atoms, an atom in the universe.”
Richard P. Feynman


“The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it”
D.L. Moody


“Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.”
Edgar Allan Poe


“Science is a bit like the joke about the drunk who is looking under a lamppost for a key that he has lost on the other side of the street, because that’s where the light is. It has no other choice.”
Noam Chomsky


“Nature is always more subtle, more intricate, more elegant than what we are able to imagine.”
Carl Sagan


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


“Anything you dream is fiction, and anything you accomplish is science, the whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction. „
Ray Bradbury


“One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one’s own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.”
Albert Einstein


“I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.”
Richard P. Feynman


“Science tells me God must exist. My mind tells me I will never understand God. And my heart tells me I am not meant to.”
Dan Brown


“It does not help that some politicians and journalists assume the public is interested only in those aspects of science that promise immediate practical applications to technology or medicine.”
Steven Weinberg


“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”
Albert Einstein


“I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them.”
Baruch Spinoza

I hope you enjoyed this collection of inspirational science quotes. How has science shaped your life?

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