Isaac Asimov

1920 - 1992

A Quote by Isaac Asimov

Taxation loses effectiveness at both extremes. Overcomplicate it and people cannot understand it and pay for an overgrown and expensive tax organization. Oversimplify it and people consider it unfair and grow bitterly resentful. The simplest is a poll tax, in which every individual pays the same amount, but the unfairness of treating rich and poor alike in this way is too evident to overlook.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

Source: Forward the Foundation (Foundation Novels (Paperback)), Pages: 303

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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 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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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on incompetence and violence

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on knowledge, science, scientists, and time

Scientific apparatus offers a window to knowledge, but as they grow more elaborate, scientists spend ever more time washing the windows.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on belief, boredom, heaven, hell, and life

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 (1920 - 1992)

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