Isaac Asimov

1920 - 1992

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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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on mathematics, money, philosophy, and presidency

University President: Why is it that you physicists always require so much expensive equipment? Now the Department of Mathematics requires nothing but money for paper, pencils, and erasers . . . and the Department of Philosophy is better still. It doesn't even ask for erasers.

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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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on laughter and religion

One man's religion is another man's belly laugh.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on existence, promises, science, truth, and universe

Science does not promise absolute truth, nor does it consider that such a thing necessarily exists. Science does not even promise that everything in the universe is amenable to the scientific process.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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A Quote by Isaac Asimov on atoms, beginning, practicality, and travel

At two-tenths the speed of light, dust and atoms might not do significant damage even in a voyage of 40 years, but the faster you go, the worse it is - space begins to become abrasive. When you begin to approach the speed of light, hydrogen atoms become cosmic-ray particles, and they will fry the crew. . . . So 60,000 kilometers per second may be the practical speed limit for space travel.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

Source: ‘Sail On! Sail On!’ in The Relativity of Wrong, Kensington Books, NY, 1996, p 220.

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