Quotes by Isaac Asimov

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To rebel against a powerful political, economic, religious, or social establishment is very dangerous and very few people do it, except, perhaps, as part of a mob. To rebel against the "scientific" establishment, however, is the easiest thing in the world, and anyone can do it and feel enormously brave, without risking as much as a hangnail. Thus, the vast majority, who believe in astrology and think that the planets have nothing better to do than form a code that will tell them whether tomorrow is a good day to close a business deal or not, become all the more excited and enthusiastic about the bilge when a group of astronomers denounces it.
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I am an atheist, out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years, but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say one was an atheist, because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow it was better to say one was a humanist or an agnostic. I finally decided that I'm a creature of emotion as well as of reason. Emotionally I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time.
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Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
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Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
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If mankind recognizes that war is impossible, that all national rivalries are foolish, if they get together any kind of an extension of detente, then we may pull out of it all the better for it.
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Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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