Thursday, April 26, 2012

Inspirational Quotes by Scientists

Love science? What the scientists have done for our world is extraordinary and exceptional. They have changed the way we look at world today. They have shaped our world in their own ways- whether in a subtle way, drastic way or heroically. Thousands of scientists are still working today. Those who have passed will always influence and inspire us and contemporary scientists. Given below are some of the inspiring quotes by some great scientists. All of them provide something to ponder over.

·         Archimedes
“Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth.”

·         Curie, Marie
“Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit.”

“Without doubt, these dreamers do not deserve wealth, because they do not desire it. Even so, a well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task, in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research.”

·         Churchill, Winston S.
“Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but usually manages to pick himself up, walk over or around it, and carry on.”

·         Darwin, Charles
“To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I confess, absurd in the highest degree.”

·         Einstein, Albert
I have never belonged wholeheartedly to a country, a state, nor to a circle of friends, nor even to my own family.”

“When I was still a rather precocious young man, I already realized most vividly the futility of the hopes and aspirations that most men pursue throughout their lives.” 

·         Hawking, Stephen W.
“There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature.”

·         Kaku, Michio
“It is often stated that of all the theories proposed in this century, the silliest is quantum theory. In fact, some say that the only thing that quantum theory has going for it is that it is unquestionably correct.”

·         Newton, Isaac
“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”

“By always thinking unto them. I keep the subject constantly before me and wait till the first dawnings open little by little into the full light.”