Mathematical science is in my opinion an indivisible whole, an organism whose vitality is conditioned upon the connection of its parts.
He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion.
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science, but its flank may be turned to-morrow; there is not any literary reputation, not the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a new generalization. Generalization is always a new influx of the divinity into the mind. Hence the thrill that attends it.
I found myself facing a Christian Science Reading Room. My God! It had been eight years. There had never been any renunciation of religion on my part, but like so many people, it was a gradual fading away.
Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.
The world is my country, science is my religion.
Galileo was no idiot. Only an idiot could believe that science requires martyrdom - that may be necessary in religion, but in time a scientific result will establish itself.
All religions have been made by men.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.
There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime.
Religion always remains higher than everyday life. In order to make the elevation towards religion easier for people, religion must be able to alter its forms in relation to the consciousness of modern man.
No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.
How thoroughly it is ingrained in mathematical science that every real advance goes hand in hand with the invention of sharper tools and simpler methods which, at the same time, assist in understanding earlier theories and in casting aside some more complicated developments.
I ask you to pray for me, for once age has overtaken us, we find consolation only in religion.
Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
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.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
The gardener plants trees, not one berry of which he will ever see: and shall not a public man plant laws, institutions, government, in short, under the same conditions?
Now, there is always a tremendous fear of science and progressing forward into areas of the unknown and it is a valid fear. Some of the genetic alterations of food are a little edgy.
I'm religiously opposed to religion.
The presentations and conceptions of the average man of the world are formed and dominated, not by the full and pure desire for knowledge as an end in itself, but by the struggle to adapt himself favourably to the conditions of life.