— Joseph Joubert French moralist and essayist 1754 - 1824
„[This] science is the work of the human mind, which is destined rather to study than to know, to seek the truth rather than to find it.“
Of mathematics — as quoted in Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty (1980) by Morris Kline, p. 99.
— Karl Pearson, libro The Grammar of Science
The Grammar of Science (1900)
„To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion: to he worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly“
— William Henry Channing American Unitarian clergyman, writer and philosopher 1810 - 1884
"Symphony", in Memoir of William Henry Channing (1886) by Octavius Brooks Frothingham, p. 166.
Contesto: To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion: to he worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to have an oratory in my own heart, and present spotless sacrifices of dignified kindness in the temple of humanity; to spread no opinions glaringly out like show-plants, and yet leave the garden gate ever open for the chosen friend and the chance acquaintance: to make no pretenses to greatness; to seek no notoriety; to attempt no wide influence; to have no ambitious projects; to let my writings be the daily bubbling spring flowing through constancy, swelled by experiences, into the full, deep river of wisdom; to listen to stars and buds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never; … in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.
— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, libro L'ombra del vento
Variante: We are willing to believe anything other than the truth.
Origine: The Shadow of the Wind
— Hans Freudenthal Dutch mathematician 1905 - 1990
Hans Freudenthal (1977) Weeding and Sowing: Preface to a Science of Mathematical Education. p. 33
„Scientology means scio, knowing in the fullest sense of the word, and logos, study. In itself the word means knowing how to know. Scientology is a 'route,' a way, rather than a dissertation or assertive body of knowledge. Through its drills and studies one may find the truth for himself. The technology is therefore not expounded as something to believe, but something to do.“
— L. Ron Hubbard American science fiction author, philosopher, cult leader, and the founder of the Church of Scientology 1911 - 1986
The Basic Dictionary of Dianetics and Scientology (1988), p. 34.
— Henry David Thoreau, Walden ovvero Vita nei boschi
„The sooner these anti-invasionist scholars realize that linguistics is a science which cannot, and indeed need not, be wished away, and the sooner they decided to expend their energies in the study, rather than the dismissal, of this science, the better they will be able to serve their own cause.“
— Shrikant Talageri Indian author 1958
The Rigveda: A Historical Analysis (2000), Chapter 8 : Misinterpretations of Rigvedic History
„Try to keep in mind one of the fundamental aspects of science: letting the evidence form belief rather than belief select evidence.“
— Greg Craven American teacher and writer
Origine: What's the Worst That Could Happen?: A Rational Response to the Climate Change Debate (2009), Chapter 10 "Reader's Conclusion" (p. 206)
„If any... work gives a description of phenomena that appeals to... imagination rather than to... reason, then it is bad science.“
— Karl Pearson, libro The Grammar of Science
The Grammar of Science (1900)
„Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.“
— Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman 1533 - 1592
„It is sometimes easier to circumvent prevailing difficulties [in science] rather than to attack them.“
— Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff Dutch physical and organic chemist 1852 - 1911
„The origin of all science is in the desire to know causes; and the origin of all false science and imposture is in the desire to accept false causes rather than none; or, which is the same thing, in the unwillingness to acknowledge our own ignorance.“
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
Burke and the Edinburgh Phrenologists in The Atlas (15 February 1829); reprinted in New Writings by William Hazlitt, William Hazlitt and Percival Presland Howe (ed.), (2nd edition, 1925), p. 117; also reprinted in The Complete Works of William Hazlitt, Volume 20: Miscellaneous writings, (J.M. Dent and Sons, 1934), (AMS Press, 1967), p. 201
„The development (rather than the history) of operations research as a science consists of the development of its methods, concepts, and techniques. Operations research is neither a method nor a technique; it is or is becoming a science and as such is defined by a combination of the phenomena it studies.“
— Russell L. Ackoff Scientist 1919 - 2009
Origine: 1950s, The development of operations research as a science, 1956, p. 265, the lead paragraph ; Cited in: Joe Kelly (1969) Organizational behaviour. p. 26.
„Feyerabend's Dadaesque rhetoric concealed a deadly serious point: the human compulsion to find absolute truths, however noble, too often culminates in tyranny. Feyerabend attacked science not because he truly believed that it had no more claim to truth than did astrology. Quite the contrary. Feyerabend attacked science because he recognized—and he was horrified by—its power, its potential to stamp out the diversity of human thought and culture. He objected to scientific certainty for moral and political, rather than for epistemological, reasons.“
— John Horgan (journalist) American science journalist 1953
Origine: The End of Science (1996), p. 48
„Even the modern word "concept" means "a grasping together," implying that the mind itself, in its act of knowing, functions like the intervening hand (in contrast to its ancient counterpart, “idea,” “that which can be beheld,” which implies that the mind functions like the receiving eye). And modern science rejects, as meaningless or useless, questions that cannot be answered by the application of method. Science becomes not the representation and demonstration of truth, but an art: the art of finding the truth—or, rather, that portion of truth that lends itself to be artfully found.“
— Leon R. Kass American academic 1939
Origine: The Problem of Technology (1993), p. 8
— Ludwig Feuerbach, libro The Essence of Christianity
Origine: The Essence of Christianity (1841)
„How we live is so different from how we ought to live that he who studies what ought to be done rather than what is done will learn the way to his downfall rather than to his preservation.“
— Niccolo Machiavelli, libro Il Principe
Origine: The Prince (1513), Ch. 15
Contesto: Many have imagined republics and principalities which have never been seen or known to exist in reality; for how we live is so far removed from how we ought to live, that he who abandons what is done for what ought to be done, will rather bring about his own ruin than his preservation.
„Whosoever seeks the truth will not proceed by studying the writings of his predecessors and by simply accepting his own good opinion of them. Whosoever studies works of science must, if he wants to find the truth, transform himself into a critic of everything he reads.“
— Alhazen Arab physicist, mathematician and astronomer 965 - 1039
He must examine tests and explanations with the greatest precision and question them from all angles and aspects.
Ehsan Masood, Science and Islam https://www.amazon.com/Science-Islam-History-Icon/dp/1785782029/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1544708566&sr=1-3&keywords=ehsan+masood p: 169
„I'm going to paraphrase Thoreau here… rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness… give me truth.“
— Jon Krakauer, libro Nelle terre estreme
Origine: Into the Wild