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Frank Knight Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Frank Knight

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All science is static in the sense that it describes
the unchanging aspects of things.
- Frank Knight

We have to adapt and overcome, that's all we can do.
- Frank Knight

Goods move in response to price differences from points
of low to points of higher price,
the movement tending to obliterate the price difference and come to rest.
- Frank Knight

There is no sense in making statements that will not
continue to be true after they are made.
- Frank Knight

 

In the long run all producers are forced to use the
most efficient methods or give place to others who do.
- Frank Knight

The possibility of saying anything about a thing rests
on the assumption that it preserves its identity,
or continues to be the same thing in the respect described,
that it will behave in future situations as it has in past.
- Frank Knight

It is true practically if not altogether without exception
that the changes studied by any science tend to equilibrate
or neutralize the forces which bring them about,
and finally to come to rest.
- Frank Knight

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Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific
work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to
the gates of the temple of science are written the words:
'Ye must have faith.'
- Max Planck

Science is simply common sense at its best,
that is, rigidly accurate in observation,
and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Huxley

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction
because of the variety of factors in operation,
not because of any lack of order in nature.
- Albert Einstein

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
- Adam Smith

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;
a single experiment can prove me wrong.
- Albert Einstein

The nineteenth century believed in science but the
twentieth century does not.
- Gertrude Stein

The grand aim of all science is to cover
the greatest number of empirical facts
by logical deduction from
the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
- Albert Einstein

Science and technology revolutionize our lives,
but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
- Carl Sagan

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
- Edward Teller

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science
gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
- Isaac Asimov

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful
hypothesis by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

Nature never breaks her own laws.
- Leonardo da Vinci

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
- Jean Rostand

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed,
scolded and beamed at the world.
- Jane Howard

In all science, error precedes the truth,
and it is better it should go first than last.
- Hugh Walpole

There is a single light of science, and to brighten
it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
- Isaac Asimov

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods;
and that is,
the sincere desire to find out the truth,
whatever it may be.
- Charles Pierce

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber,
if he has common sense on the ground floor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question
"How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"
- Erwin Chargaff

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
- John Dewey

From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon.
It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.
- Tom Hanks

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount
of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
- Henry B. Adams

When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism;
but when you take it from many writers,
it's research.
- Wilson Mizner

Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically
into three major categories;
those that don't work,
those that break down and those that get lost.
- Russell Baker

He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.
- George William Curtis

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance -
the idea that anything is possible.
- Ray Bradbury

I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.
- E. B. White

It will free man from the remaining chains,
the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
- Wernher von Braun

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
- Bruce Feirstein

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
- Francis Bacon

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light,
they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.
- Howard Nemerov

Leave the atom alone.
- E. Y. Harburg

We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.
- Wernher von Braun

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly,
but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
- Mary Kay Ash

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
- Niels Bohr

There are no shortcuts in evolution.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft.
- Sam Ervin

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery,
and you lose for certain; and the greater the number
of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
- Adam Smith

Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
- Wilhelm Reich

There was no "before" the beginning of our universe,
because once upon a time there was no time.
- John D. Barrow

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery,
a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a
spring of capital truths,
and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
- Paul Valery

Touch a scientist and you touch a child.
- Ray Bradbury

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease.
What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
- Ashley Montagu

For NASA, space is still a high priority.
- Dan Quayle

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
- Wernher von Braun

I hate facts.
I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions -
adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist
to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast.
It keeps him young.
- Konrad Lorenz

People think of the inventor as a screwball,
but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
- Charles Kettering

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
- Alan Perlis

If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready.
The first one, too, was made out of chaos.
- Robert Quillen

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,'
they really mean,
'not really.'
- Dave Parnas

God does not play dice.
- Albert Einstein

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such
a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent."
I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow,
but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
- Stephen Jay Gould


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