Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) was an American writer and professor of Russian origin. Apart from becoming one of the greatest writers, Asimov was also a professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He wrote science fiction and also popular science.
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1"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right."
2"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."
3"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."
4"It is only afterward that a new idea seems reasonable. To begin with, it usually seems unreasonable."
5"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'"
6“Any planet is 'Earth' to those that live on it.”
7"In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate."
8"When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent."
9"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."
10"There never can be a man so lost as one who is lost in the vast and intricate corridors of his own lonely mind, where none may reach and none may save."
11"An observer studying the Solar system dispassionately, and finding himself capable of bringing the four giant planets to his notice, could reasonably say that the Solar system consisted of one star, four planets, and some traces of debris."
12"A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value."
13"To insult someone we call him 'bestial'. For deliberate cruelty and nature, 'human' might be the greater insult.
14“Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.
15“I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die.”
16"If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster."
17"Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is."
18"It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say 'It's as plain as the nose on your face.' But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you?"
19"I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander."
20“Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage.”
21"The facts, gentlemen, and nothing but the facts, for careful eyes are narrowly watching."
22"I prefer rationalism to atheism. The question of God and other objects-of-faith are outside reason and play no part in rationalism, thus you don't have to waste your time in either attacking or defending."
23"The human mind works at low efficiency. Twenty percent is the figure usually given. When, momentarily, there is a flash of greater power it is termed a hunch, or insight, or intuition."
24"Gratitude is best and most effective when it does not evaporate itself in empty phrases."
25"Hypocrisy is a universal phenomenon. It ends with death, but not before."
26"Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night."
27“To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.”
28“There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere. ”
29“The final end of Eternity, and the beginning of Infinity.”
30"The day you stop learning is the day you begin decaying."