5 quotes from scientists that make you think

With entropy not what it used to be, I thought I’d try bring some order to the world with a short collection of quotes from scientists that make you stop and think for a few minutes.

I guess in some cases there’s no guarantee these thoughtful words were actually spoken by those they’re attributed to, but they’re certainly deep in the the message they convey and the wonder they express. Click on any of the images below to make them larger.

  1. Ponder for a moment the unknown with this quote from Einstein:
    Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein

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

  2. Ask questions, always…
    Carl Sagan. Image: NASA/JPL

    Carl Sagan

    Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense. Carl Sagan

  3. Think outside the box you’re in…


    Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another. Plato

  4. Test the waters, reflect, compare and do it all again, and again, and again!
    Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci

    In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. Leonardo da Vinci

  5. Never stop exploring and learning
    Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin

    An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

What are your favourite quotes from scientists? Share them below.

About Derek Shirlaw

I'm passionate about science communication, social media, and my home country, Scotland. In particular, I have a real interest in astronomy, digital marketing, and the great outdoors.
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