Max Planck

1858 - 1947

A Quote by Max Planck on light, quantum, intelligent, action, nature, and science

Thus, the photons which constitute a ray of light behave like intelligent human beings: out of all possible curves they always select the one which will take them most quickly to their goal.

Max Planck (1858 - 1947)

Source: Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers, Page: 178

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A Quote by Max Planck on science, imagination, creativity, and quantum theory

The pioneer scientist must have "a vivid intuitive imagination, for new ideas are not generated by deduction, but by artistically creative imagination."

Max Planck (1858 - 1947)

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A Quote by Max Planck

Science...means unresting endeavor and continually progressing development toward an end which the poetic intuition may apprehend, but which the intellect can never fully grasp.

Max Planck (1858 - 1947)

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A Quote by Max Planck

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Max Planck (1858 - 1947)

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A Quote by Max Planck on science, paradigm shifts, and ideas

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."

Max Planck (1858 - 1947)

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A Quote by Max Planck on beginning, death, generations, ideas, innovation, science, and winning

An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents; it rarely happens that Saul becomes Paul. What does happen is that it opponents gradually die out and that the growing generation is familiarized with the idea from the beginning.

Max Planck (1858 - 1947)

Source: The Philosophy of Physics, 1936

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A Quote by Max Planck on assumptions, existence, future, and laws

We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up to now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future.

Max Planck (1858 - 1947)

Source: The Universe in the Light of Modern Physics, 1931

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A Quote by Max Planck on questions and science

Whence come I and whither go I? That is the great unfathomable question, the same for every one of us. Science has no answer to it.

Max Planck (1858 - 1947)

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A Quote by Max Planck on faith, kindness, quality, science, scientists, words, and work

Anybody who has been seriously engaged in scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: Ye must have faith. It is a quality which the scientist cannot dispense with.

Max Planck (1858 - 1947)

Source: Where Is Science Going? 1930

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