Isaac Quotes

Properly read, the Bible is the ...

Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ - Isaac asimov.
📅︎ Feb 22
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“Your assumptions are your windows to the...

“Your assumptions are your windows to the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” - Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Feb 29
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“The saddest aspect of life right now ...

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom” - Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Mar 06
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“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy ...

“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” - Isaac Newton
📅︎ Feb 26
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"Life is pleasant. Death is p...

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." — Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Feb 05
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“When you ask a question it makes you look...

“When you ask a question it makes you look stupid for 5 minutes - but if you don't ask - you stay stupid forever” — Sir Isaac Newton
📅︎ Nov 03
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“Your assumptions are your windows on the...

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.” - Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Jan 24
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"If I have seen further than o...

"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants" -Isaac Newton
📅︎ Dec 07
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“Science gathers knowled...

“Science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” -- Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Jan 22
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Men build too many...

Men build too many walls and not enough bridges ~Isaac Newton
📅︎ Nov 08
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"People who think they know eve...

"People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do." --Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Sep 18
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“Violence is the la...

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” ― Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Sep 24
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"I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me,...

"I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light." — Isaac Newton
📅︎ Jan 02
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People think of educati...

People think of education as something that they can finish. ...Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Dec 08
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"Never let your sense of m...

"Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right." -Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Nov 03
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“Any book worth ban...

“Any book worth banning is a book worth reading.” ― Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Jun 19
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There are no happy endings...

There are no happy endings in history, only crisis points that pass. ...Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Dec 11
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"Properly read, the Bible is...

"Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for Atheism ever created" - Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Mar 31
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"I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning confirmed by independant observers. I'll be...

"I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning confirmed by independant observers. I'll believe anything no matter how wild and ridiculous if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be." -Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Nov 20
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No great discovery was...

No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. -Sir Isaac Newton
📅︎ Sep 07
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Intelligence is an accident ...

Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage.” ― Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Nov 05
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“If knowledge can create problem...

“If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.” ― Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Sep 28
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“Your assumptions are your windows on the...

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.” ― Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Sep 26
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The saddest aspect of life right now i...

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom - Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Nov 13
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The saddest aspect of life right now i...

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” ― Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Aug 09
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"People who think they know ev...

"People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those if us who do" - Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Aug 25
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“Any book worth ban...

“Any book worth banning is a book worth reading.” ― Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Sep 27
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"When people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was sph...

"When people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together." Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Sep 02
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Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the ...

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best - Theodore Isaac Rubin
📅︎ Jun 02
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“So the universe is not quite as you thought it was. You’d b...

“So the universe is not quite as you thought it was. You’d better rearrange your beliefs, then. Because you certainly can’t rearrange the universe.” --Isaac Asimov in The Gods Themselves
📅︎ Sep 18
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“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through ...

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'” ― Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Oct 01
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"Tact is the knack of m...

"Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy." — Isaac Newton
📅︎ Sep 02
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"Tact is the knack of m...

"Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy." — Isaac Newton
📅︎ Feb 17
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"The saddest aspect of life right now i...

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. " - Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Jul 15
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“People sometimes mistake their own shortcomings f...

“People sometimes mistake their own shortcomings for those of society and want to fix the Cities because they don’t know how to fix themselves.”~Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Feb 10
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"Violence is the la...

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." -- Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Aug 04
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“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The st...

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread...nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’” - Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Jun 13
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"If I have seen further it...

"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." — Isaac Newton
📅︎ Jul 01
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"If knowledge can create problem...

"If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them." — Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Jun 25
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"Life is pleasant. Death is p...

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." — Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Mar 23
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"One eternal engine of thought for one kilogram of mass-energy" ― Isaac Arth...

"One eternal engine of thought for one kilogram of mass-energy" ― Isaac Arthur, Civilizations at the End of Time: Iron Stars (the theory that 6 * 10^34 people can be simulated per kilogram of matter with reversible computing...forever)
📅︎ Jun 14
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“The saddest aspect of life right now i...

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” - Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Jul 31
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“Your assumptions are your windows on the...

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in” ― Isaac Asimov
📅︎ May 16
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“The saddest aspect of life right now i...

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” ― Isaac Asimov​
📅︎ Oct 02
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"Life is pleasant. Death is p...

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome" - Isaac Asiimov
📅︎ Dec 25
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"I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole li...

"I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse." - Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Jan 15
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“The saddest aspect of life right now i...

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” - Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Feb 24
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I see your Isaac Newton quote about tact and ...

I see your Isaac Newton quote about tact and raise you this: "Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves." --Abraham Lincoln
📅︎ Feb 18
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"Tact is the art of ma...

"Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.” Isaac Newton
📅︎ Mar 22
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“In life, unlike chess,...

“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.” ― Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Feb 14
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The wastebasket is ...

The wastebasket is a writer’s best friend. Isaac Bashevis Singer
📅︎ Feb 07
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“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through ...

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'” ― Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Jan 13
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"Every man who delights in uttering a multitude of words, even though he says admirable thing...

"Every man who delights in uttering a multitude of words, even though he says admirable things, is empty within. If you love truth, be a lover of silence. In the beginning we have to force ourselves to be quiet. But then there is born something that draws us to it." - Isaac of Ninevah
📅︎ Nov 24
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“Absolute, true and mathematical time, of its...

“Absolute, true and mathematical time, of itself, and from its own nature flows equably without relation to anything external.” - Isaac Newton
📅︎ Jan 07
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"It pays to be obvious, esp...

"It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety." — Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Dec 02
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"And thence arise certain prejudices, for the removing of whic...

"And thence arise certain prejudices, for the removing of which it will be convenient to distinguish them into absolute and relative, true and apparent, mathematical and common." - Isaac Newton
📅︎ Jan 07
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"People who think they know eve...

"People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do." - Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Jun 02
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"Life is pleasant. Death is p...

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." — Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Aug 22
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"I believe in God, but people are liars. I...

"I believe in God, but people are liars. It's those who say they are appointed by God who I don't believe in."-Isaac Bashevis Singer
📅︎ Oct 14
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“Life is pleasant. Death is ...

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” -Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Sep 12
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"Tact is the art of mak...

"Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.” - Isaac Newton
📅︎ Jun 20
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The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the ...

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I've found it!), but 'That's funny...' -Isaac Asimov.
📅︎ May 28
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"The easiest way to so...

"The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists." -Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Jul 12
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"If I have seen further it...

"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." — Isaac Newton
📅︎ Oct 12
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If I have seen farther than ot...

If I have seen farther than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. - Isaac Newton
📅︎ Sep 01
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"People who think they know eve...

"People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do." - Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Sep 18
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“Tact is the art of ma...

“Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.” Isaac Newton
📅︎ Aug 05
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"People who think they know eve...

"People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do." - Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Aug 13
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"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through ...

"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." --Isaac Asmiov
📅︎ Mar 17
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“When people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the earth was sphe...

“When people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together.” – Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Apr 06
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“The saddest aspect of life right now i...

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” - Isaac Asimov
📅︎ May 05
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“So the universe is not quite as you thought it was....

“So the universe is not quite as you thought it was. You’d better rearrange your beliefs, then. Because you certainly can’t rearrange the universe.” —Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Jun 15
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“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through ...

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'” ― Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Jun 06
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"Everyone's a burning bu...

"Everyone's a burning building with no one to put the fire out." - Isaac Brock
📅︎ Mar 17
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“People who think they know ev...

“People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.” -Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Feb 12
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"Violence is the la...

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." -Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Feb 06
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"Our knowledge is a little i...

"Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge." - Isaac Bashevis Singer
📅︎ Jun 05
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“Don't you see? It's Galaxy-wide. It's a...

“Don't you see? It's Galaxy-wide. It's a worship of the past. It's a deterioration - a stagnation!” ― Isaac Asimov, Foundation
📅︎ Feb 20
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"He had a wife, a job and a little girl, and except under extraordinary co...

"He had a wife, a job and a little girl, and except under extraordinary conditions of elation or depression was inclined to consider that to be an adequate bargain struck with life." From the short story Franchise by Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Nov 21
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"I've seen men watch an H-bomb blow an island into ...

"I've seen men watch an H-bomb blow an island into a hole and then go home and sleep. That's the way men are." -from the short story 'Hell-Fire' by Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Nov 25
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"Never let your sense of m...

"Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right." - Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Mar 05
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"The most exciting phrase to hear in science...

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny..." -- Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Aug 11
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The most exciting phrase to hear in science...

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' - Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Oct 16
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"An object at rest stays at ...

"An object at rest stays at rest... unless acted upon by an unbalanced force" - Isaac Newton
📅︎ Nov 03
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"Violence is the la...

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." - Isaac Asimov
📅︎ May 27
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"Never let your sense of m...

"Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right." - Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Jun 05
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"Life is pleasant. Death is p...

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." - Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Oct 17
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"The problem is not that there are problems. Th...

"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem." Theodore Isaac Rubin
📅︎ Jan 05
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“I was in a hurry, for despite ever...

“I was in a hurry, for despite everything I couldn’t rid myself of the feeling that I was mortal.” -Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Sep 10
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“Your assumptions are your windows on the...

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.” ― Isaac Asimov
📅︎ Dec 27
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