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Isaac Asimov Quotes

Isaac Asimov said:

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.

Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. 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.

John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.

Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.

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.

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

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

The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.

When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.

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