Welcome to our growing collection of famous quotes!

The quotes are marked by what we feel is an eloquent expression of some universal truth or reflections upon the world.

If you wish to contribute some of your own insight, we'd certainly love to hear from you.


The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.

--Albert Einstein


To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
Ocean Reflection

--W. Blake, "Auguries of Innocence", opening stanza


Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down by the mind before you reach eighteen.

--Albert Einstein


The universe is not only queerer than we imagine, it is queerer than we can imagine.

--J. B. S. Haldane


Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification.

--Sir Karl Popper(1982)


Science is built up with facts, as a house is with stones.
But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.

--Jules Henri Poincare (1854-1912),
scientist and mathematician


I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.



All who have meditated on the art of governing Mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of their youth.



We shall not cease from exploration
And at the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

--T. S. Eliot, "Four Quartets"


All our knowledge brings us nearer to our ignorance.

--T. S. Eliot


At every crossway on the road that leads to the future, each progressive spirit is opposed by a thousand men appointed to guard the past.

--Count Maurice Maeterlinck, "Our Social Duty"


We are trapped by language to such a degree that every attempt to formulate insight is a play on words.

--Niels Bohr


There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesome returns of conjecture out of such trifling investments of fact.

--Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi


In learning the sciences examples are of more use than precepts.

--Sir Isaac Newton