For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.
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I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.
We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.
The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.
All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
The nuclear arsenal that Pakistan has, I believe is secure. I think the government and the military have taken adequate steps to protect that.
It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.
The mind of a wise man is prone to change, the mind of a fool, never!
That's the trouble with being me. At this point, nobody gives a damn what my problem is. I could literally have a tumor on the side of my head and they'd be like, 'Yeah, big deal. I'd eat a tumor every morning for the kinda money you're pulling down.'
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
Money is usually attracted, not pursued.
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
When you do find humor in trying times, one of the first and most important changes you experience is that you see your perplexing problems in a new way - you suddenly have a new perspective on them.