You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
We should try to be the parents of our future rather than the offspring of our past.
--Miguel de Unamuno, (1864-1936)
Politics as battle has given way to politics as spectacle.
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
--James Russell Lowell, (1819-1891)
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, (1872-1970)
Science is the refusal to believe on the basis of hope.
--Carrie P. Snow
History buffs probably noted the reunion at a Washington party a few weeks ago of three ex-presidents: Carter, Ford and Nixon - See No Evil, Hear No Evil and Evil.
An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents: What does happen is that the opponents gradually die out.
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued.
--Thomas Huxley, biologist and writer (1825-1895)
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper.
--T.S. Eliot, (1888-1965)
The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.
--Stephen W. Hawking
The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I am no more humble than my talents require.
--Oscar Levant, composer (1906-1972)
The greatest task before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men.
--Henry Havelock Ellis
Art is made to disturb. Science reassures.
An American can have a Ford in any color so long as its black.
If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.
--Dwight D. Eisenhower, (1890-1969)
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
--John Muir, (1838-1914)
If the rich could hire someone else to die for them, the poor would make a wonderful living.