Isaac Asimov

1920 - 1992

A Quote by Isaac Asimov

How would they ever learn enough to blame us? The natural target for the people's resentment will be the government--the Emperor's advisers. They will never look beyond that.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

Source: Forward the Foundation (Foundation Novels (Paperback)), Pages: 143

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov

People tended to avoid the humiliation of failure by joining the obviously winning side even against their own opinions.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

Source: Forward the Foundation (Foundation Novels (Paperback)), Pages: 39

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on conversation and thinking

In my life there have been several individuals whose presence made it easier for me to think, pleasanter to make my responses.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

Source: Forward the Foundation (Foundation Novels (Paperback)), Pages: 46

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on intuition

Intuition is the art, peculiar to the human mind, of working out the correct answer from data that is, in itself, incomplete or even, perhaps, misleading.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

Source: Forward the Foundation (Foundation Novels (Paperback)), Pages: 72

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on science, wisdom, technology, and future

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on choice, control, destruction, endurance, eternity, ignorance, knowledge, learning, life, universe, and wonder

Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is better to know even if the knowledge endures only for the moment that comes before destruction than to gain eternal life at the price of a dull and swinish lack of comprehension of a universe that swirls unseen before us in all its wonder. That was the choice of Achilles, and it is mine, too.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

Source: The New Hugo Winners

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on observation and writers

From my close observation of writers . . . they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on belief, education, and kindness

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on reputation

It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on persistence, success, talent, and work

You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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