Isaac Asimov Quotes.
People think of education as something that they can finish.
Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world.
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”
I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.
There is no belief, however foolish, that will not gather its faithful adherents who will defend it to the death.
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
It takes more than capital to swing business. You’ve got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by – Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics.
There are no nations! There is only humanity. And if we don’t come to understand that right soon, there will be no nations, because there will be no humanity.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Maybe happiness is this: not feeling like you should be elsewhere, doing something else, being someone else.
It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I’ll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be.
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know – and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.
All you have to do is take a close look at yourself and you will understand everyone else.
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.