Isaac Asimov

1920 - 1992

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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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 conflict, existence, inaction, and laws

One, a robot may not injure a human being, or through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm; Two, a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law; Three, a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

Source: Laws of Robotics from I. Robot, 1950

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on elderly, emotion, ideas, and scientists

(but, in rebuttal) When, however, the lay public rallies round an idea that is denounced by distinguished but elderly scientists and supports that idea with great fervor and emotion the distinguished but elderly scientists are then, after all, probably right.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

Source: 'Fantasy & Science Fiction' 1977

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on death, life, and peace

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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