Scientists are not the only ones who are aware of how valuable and important scientific knowledge is. From politicians to philosophers, great minds who wanted the world to be a better place have always depended on science as their guidance. Here are 20 quotes from those wise people!
1. "Learn as if you were to live forever; live as if you were to die tomorrow."
2. “It's okay not to know all the answers. It's better to admit our ignorance than to believe answers that might be wrong. Pretending to know everything, closes the door to finding out what's really there.”
3. “When kids look up to great scientists the way they do to great musicians and actors, civilization will jump to the next level”
4. "In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual."
5. “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.”
6. “Morality is impossible without science. Because if you don’t know the consequences of your actions, then you can’t even decide what’s right and wrong. To have a morality without science is empty.”
7. "If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things."
8. "Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy."
9. “Not explaining science seems to me perverse. When you're in love, you want to tell the world.”
10. “Philosophy is the science which considers truth.”
11. "Science literacy is the artery through which the solutions of tomorrow's problems flow."
12. "Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens."
13. “There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.”
14. "Count what is countable, measure what is measurable, and what is not measurable, make measurable."
15. “As long as art is the beauty parlor of civilization, neither art nor civilization is secure.”
17. "Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas."