A great discovery is a fact whose appearance in science gives rise to shining ideas, whose light dispels many obscurities and shows us new paths.
The experimenter who does not know what he is looking for will not understand what he finds.
Science increases our power in proportion as it lowers our pride.
A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof which it furnishes.
The doubter is a true man of science; he doubts only himself and his interpretations, but he believes in science.
It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning.
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