A Quote by Augustus De Morgan on facts, growth, logic, mind, progress, science, and writers

I end with a word on the new symbols which I have employed. Most writers on logic strongly object to all symbols. . . I should advise the reader not to make up his mind on this point until he has well weighed two facts which nobody disputes, both separately and in connexion. First, logic is the only science which has made no progress since the revival of letters; secondly, logic is the only science which has produced no growth of symbols.

Augustus De Morgan (1806 - 1871)

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A Quote by Auguste Comte on science


C'este donc par l'étude des mathématiques, et seulement par elle, que l'on peut se faire une idée juste et approfondie de ce que c'est qu'une science.

Auguste Comte (1798 - 1857)

Source: Quoted by T. H. Huxley in Fortnightly Review, Vol. II, N.S. 5.

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A Quote by Ashley Montague on certainty, proof, and science

Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.

Ashley Montague

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on age, children, danger, errors, history, impossibility, judgment, mathematics, maturity, and science

Of all the intellectual faculties, judgment is the last to mature. A child under the age of fifteen should confine its attention either to subjects like mathematics, in which errors of judgment are impossible, or to subjects in which they are not very dangerous, like languages, natural science, history, etc.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur H. Compton on courage, deed, discipline, faith, good, hope, lies, life, meaning, nature, needs, religion, science, scientists, thinking, vision, and world

Faith gives the courage to live and do. Scientists, with their disciplined thinking, like others, need a basis for the good life, for aspiration, for courage to do great deeds. They need a faith to live by. The hope of the world lies in those who have such faith and who use the methods of science to make their visions become real. Visions and hope and faith are not part of science. They are beyond the nature that science knows. Of such is the religion that gives meaning to life.

Arthur H. Compton

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A Quote by Arthur C. Clarke on fiction, politicians, and science

Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.

Arthur C. Clarke (1917 -)

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A Quote by Aristotle on philosophy, science, and truth

Philosophy is the science which considers truth.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on good, politics, and science

Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on aim, good, science, and thought

Every science and every inquiry, and similarly every activity and pursuit, is thought to aim at some good.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics, book I

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A Quote by Anton Chekov on justice and science

There is no national science just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science.

Anton Chekov (1860 - 1904)

Source: V. P. Ponomarev Mysli o nauke Kishinev, 1973.

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