Science depresses man; love exalts the angel. Science is still seeking, love has found. Man judges nature according to his own relations to her; the angelic spirit judges it in its relation to heaven. In short, all things have a voice for the spirit.
Honore de Balzac
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality.
The feeling of awed wonder that science can give us is one of the highest experiences of which the human psyche is capable. It is a deep aesthetic passion to rank with the finest that music and poetry can deliver. It is truly one of the things that make life worth living and it does so, if anything, more effectively if it convinces us that the time we have for living is quite finite.
I am actually not at all a man of science, not an observer, not an experimenter, not a thinker. I am by temperament nothing but a conquistador — an adventurer, if you want it translated — with all the curiosity, daring, and tenacity characteristic of a man of this sort.
If scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.
The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality
One man's magic is another man's engineering. Supernatural is a null word.
Robert A. Heinlein
Time Enough for Love
The difference between screwing around and science is writing it down.
All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than the animals that know nothing. A day will come when science will turn upon its error and no longer hesitate to shorten our woes. A day will come when it will dare and act with certainty; when life, grown wiser, will depart silently at its hour, knowing that it has reached its term.
Our Eternity, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (1919)
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