Science Religion Quotes

Science Religion Quotes by Carl Sagan, Swami Vivekananda, Albert Einstein, Isaac Asimov, Bertrand Russell, Fred Hoyle and many others.

In science it often happens that scientists say, “You know that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken…”
Carl Sagan
Everything progresses in waves. The march of civilization, the progression of worlds, is in waves. All human activities likewise progress in waves – art, literature, science, religion.
Swami Vivekananda
For science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value judgments of all kinds remain necessary. Religion, on the other hand, deals only with evaluations of human thought and action: it cannot justifiably speak of facts and relationships between facts.
Albert Einstein
Emotionally I am an atheist. I don’t have the evidence to prove that God doesn’t exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn’t that I don’t want to waste my time.
Isaac Asimov
Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion go hand in hand.
Bertrand Russell
A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics.
Fred Hoyle
I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.
Albert Einstein
The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.
George Bernard Shaw
Question with boldness even the existence of a god.
Thomas Jefferson
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Albert Einstein
God reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists.
Albert Einstein
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.
Philip K. Dick
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
Ambrose Bierce
I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly.
Albert Einstein
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
Francis Bacon
There is more religion in men’s science, than there is science in their religion.
Henry David Thoreau
The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief… that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
Walter Lippmann
Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.
Dan Brown
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Albert Einstein
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
Arthur Conan Doyle
One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike — and yet it is the most precious thing we have.
Albert Einstein
Philosophy is based on speculation, on logic, on thought, on the synthesis of what we know and on the analysis of what we do not know. Philosophy must include within its confines the whole content of science, religion and art.
P.D. Ouspensky
When I’m not writing, I read loads of fiction, but I’ve been writing quite constantly lately so I’ve been reading a lot of nonfiction – philosophy, religion, science, history, social or cultural studies.
Irvine Welsh
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Albert Einstein
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
Pope John Paul II
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
George Bernard Shaw
If we watch ourselves honestly we shall often find that we have begun to argue against a new idea even before it has been completely stated.
Wilfred Trotter
Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.
Thomas Huxley
The Church has opposed every innovation and discovery from the day of Galileo down to our own time, when the use of anesthetics in childbirth was regarded as a sin because it avoided the biblical curse pronounced against Eve.
Mark Twain
Science is the century-old endeavor to bring together by means of systematic thought the perceptible phenomena of this world into as thorough-going an association as possible.
Albert Einstein
To sum up all, let it be known that science and religion are two identical words. The learned do not suspect this, no more do the religious. These two words express the two sides of the same fact, which is the infinite. Religion-Science, this is the future of the human mind.
Victor Hugo
Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.
Theodosius Dobzhansky
Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.
Albert Einstein
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…’
Isaac Asimov
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Albert Einstein
A commonsense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.
Fred Hoyle
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
Albert Einstein
Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I’d take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
Douglas Adams
From the viewpoint of a Jesuit priest I am, of course, and have always been an atheist.
Albert Einstein
In my view, all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing our best we shall succeed in our aims: the improvement of mankind.
Rosalind Franklin
Some things need to be believed to be seen.
Guy Kawasaki
Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.
Albert Einstein
Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
The great tragedy of science – the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
Thomas Huxley
God was invented to explain mystery. God is always invented to explain those things that you do not understand.
Richard P. Feynman
A man’s ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Albert Einstein
The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses.
Albert Einstein
There can never be any real opposition between religion and science; for the one is the complement of the other.
Max Planck
From religion comes a man’s purpose; from science, his power to achieve it. Sometimes people ask if religion and science are not opposed to one another. They are: in the sense that the thumb and fingers of my hands are opposed to one another. It is an opposition by means of which anything can be grasped.
William Henry Bragg
The effort to reconcile science and religion is almost always made, not by theologians, but by scientists unable to shake off altogether the piety absorbed with their mother’s milk.
H. L. Mencken
To put it boldly, it is the attempt at a posterior reconstruction of existence by the process of conceptualization.
Albert Einstein
There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, [and] science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win because it works.
Stephen Hawking
It was the schoolboy who said, “”Faith is believing what you know ain’t so.””
Mark Twain
In my view, all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing our best we shall come nearer to success and that success in our aims (the improvement of the lot of mankind, present and future) is worth attaining…I maintain that faith in this world is perfectly possible without faith in another world.
Rosalind Franklin
It is impossible to make a clear cut between science, religion, and art. The whole is never equal simply to the sum of its various parts.
Max Planck
From the Vedas we learn a practical art of surgery, medicine, music, house building under which mechanized art is included. They are encyclopedia of every aspect of life, culture, religion, science, ethics, law, cosmology and meteorology.
William James
Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
Thomas Jefferson
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Charles Darwin
The mind likes a strange idea as little as the body likes a strange protein and resists it with similar energy. It would not perhaps be too fanciful to say that a new idea is the most quickly acting antigen known to science.
Wilfred Trotter
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Albert Einstein