Isaac Asimov

1920 - 1992

A Quote by Isaac Asimov

It is possible that some among us have interpreted some relationships to indicate that the junta may be an unstable form of government, but there are other relationships that may easily be interpreted to show it is stable.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

Source: Forward the Foundation (Foundation Novels (Paperback)), Pages: 288

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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 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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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on ignorance, problems, and science

Though science can cause problems, it is not by ignorance that we will solve them.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on fiction, individuality, salvation, and science

Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence . . . has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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