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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A body of work such as Pasteur's is inconceivable in our time: no man would be given a chance to create a whole science. Nowadays a path is scarcely opened up when the crowd begins to pour in.
~ Jean Rostand - [Science and Scientists]

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Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted.
~ Bertrand Russell - [Science and Scientists]

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Can a society in which thought and technique are scientific persist for a long period, as, for example, ancient Egypt persisted, or does it necessarily contain within itself forces which must bring either decay or explosion?
~ Bertrand Russell - [Science and Scientists]

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I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
~ Plato - [Science and Scientists]

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If the study of all these sciences which we have enumerated, should ever bring us to their mutual association and relationship, and teach us the nature of the ties which bind them together, I believe that the diligent treatment of them will forward the objects which we have in view, and that the labor, which otherwise would be fruitless, will be well bestowed.
~ Plato - [Science and Scientists]

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It is not easy to imagine how little interested a scientist usually is in the work of any other, with the possible exception of the teacher who backs him or the student who honors him.
~ Jean Rostand - [Science and Scientists]

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It is sometimes important for science to know how to forget the things she is surest of.
~ Jean Rostand - [Science and Scientists]

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Nevertheless, in order to imbue civilization with sound principles and enliven it with the spirit of the gospel, it is not enough to be illumined with the gift of faith and enkindled with the desire of forwarding a good cause. For this end it is necessary to take an active part in the various organizations and influence them from within. And since our present age is one of outstanding scientific and technical progress and excellence, one will not be able to enter these organizations and work effectively from within unless he is scientifically competent, technically capable and skilled in the practice of his own profession.
~ Pope John XXIII - [Science and Scientists]

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Nothing leads the scientist so astray as a premature truth.
~ Jean Rostand - [Science and Scientists]

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One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit.
~ Alexander Pope - [Science and Scientists]

 

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