Famous Scientific Quotes

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Hello,
I am looking for some interesting quotes by scientists, just for fun. Can you think of any?
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I like the debate of Einstein and Bohr about QM and certainty. Since QM says, that everything is governed by chance and relativity states that certainty is right Einstein said so:
"God does not play dice"
Bohr with the comeback:
"Don't tell god what to do".

I really like these quotes, because the statements are so well chosen.
 
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"Physics is far too difficult for physicists" (David Hilbert)

"Mathematics is to prove the most obvious things the least obvious way." (György Pólya)
 
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Charles Darwin (1859), end of The Origin of Species, still a decent summary:
"It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent on each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us. These laws, taken in the largest sense, being Growth with Reproduction; Inheritance which is almost implied by reproduction; Variability from the indirect and direct action of the external conditions of life, and from use and disuse; a Ratio of Increase so high as to lead to a Struggle for Life, and as a consequence to Natural Selection, entailing Divergence of Character and the Extinction of less-improved forms. Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved."
 

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