Quotation Explorer - 'Isaac Asimov'

The most hopelessly stupid man is he who is not aware that he is wise. - Isaac Asimov
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is. - Isaac Asimov
Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. - Isaac Asimov
My feeling is, quite simply, that if there is a God, He has done such a bad jobthat he isn't worth discussing. - Isaac Asimov
Any technological advance can be dangerous. Fire was dangerous from the start, and so (even more so) was speech - and both are still dangerous to this day - but human beings would not be human without them. - Isaac Asimov
Humanists recognize that it is only when people feel free to think for themselves, using reason as their guide, that they are best capable of developing values that succeed in satisfying human needs and serving human interests. - Isaac Asimov
To insult someone we call him 'bestial'. For deliberate cruelty and nature, 'human' might be the greater insult. - Isaac Asimov
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest. - Isaac Asimov
Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage. - Isaac Asimov
I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them. - Isaac Asimov
It's the writing that teaches you. - Isaac Asimov
Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in. - Isaac Asimov
Flattery is useful when dealing with youngsters. - Isaac Asimov
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.' - Isaac Asimov
It will all stop someday, but not for billions of years. Many billions. Even the stars run down, you know. Entropy must increase. - Isaac Asimov
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny ...' - Isaac Asimov
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 up a mirror for you? - Isaac Asimov
If a conclusion is not poetically balanced, it cannot be scientifically true. - Isaac Asimov
It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition. - Isaac Asimov
Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments. - Isaac Asimov
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right. - Isaac Asimov
Old people think young people haven't learned about love. Young people think old people have forgotten about love. - Isaac Asimov
Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived. - Isaac Asimov
John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war. - Isaac Asimov
It is not so much that I have confidence in scientists being right, but that I have so much in nonscientists being wrong. - Isaac Asimov
The first step in making rabbit stew is catching the rabbit. - Isaac Asimov
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. - Isaac Asimov
Above all, never think you're not good enough. Never think that. In life people will take you at your own reckoning. - Isaac Asimov
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. - Isaac Asimov
There's so much knowledge to be had that specialists cling to their specialties as a shield against having to know anything about anything else. They avoid being drowned. - Isaac Asimov
I believe that only scientists can understand the universe. It is not so much that I have confidence in scientists being right, but that I have so much in nonscientists being wrong. - Isaac Asimov
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. - Isaac Asimov
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. - Isaac Asimov
Violence is the diplomacy of the incompetent. - Isaac Asimov
Gewalt ist die letzte Zuflucht des Unfähigen. - Isaac Asimov
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
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly. - Isaac Asimov
All evil is good become cancerous. - Isaac Asimov
Imagine that. Terrible, terrible, the way we have all bent to the yoke; the affection we have for the harness about us. - Isaac Asimov
The Scientist - with capital letters and no smile. - Isaac Asimov
Science can be introduced to children well or poorly. If poorly, children can be turned away from science; they can develop a lifelong antipathy; they will be in a far worse condition than if they had never been introduced to science at all. - Isaac Asimov
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov
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
It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety. - Isaac Asimov
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. - Isaac Asimov
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
You are never too old to learn more than you already know and to become able to do more than you already can. - Isaac Asimov
Después de 10 años de matrimonio era todavía lo suficientemente estúpido como para seguir enamorado de ella. - Isaac Asimov
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny ..." - Isaac Asimov
Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night. - Isaac Asimov
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. . .. - Isaac Asimov
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome. - Isaac Asimov
Any system which allows men to choose their own future will end by choosing safety and mediocrity, and in such a Reality the stars are out of reach. - Isaac Asimov
I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die. - Isaac Asimov
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today. - Isaac Asimov
I would argue that a truly developed country would be beyond Presidents and Kings. In a world with some semblance of equality, each liberal-minded woman, each gay person, and indeed almost every person could be their own President. In a world of equals, what real service does a ruler provide? - Isaac Asimov
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny...' - Isaac Asimov
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