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Alan Turing Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Alan Turing Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

Science is a differential equation.
Religion is a boundary condition.
- Alan Turing

We are not interested in the fact that the brain has
the consistency of cold porridge.
- Alan Turing

We can only see a short distance ahead,
but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
- Alan Turing

Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically
as the exercise of a combination of two facilities,
which we may call intuition and ingenuity.
- Alan Turing

 

A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if
it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
- Alan Turing

Machines take me by surprise with great frequency.
- Alan Turing

No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain.
All I'm after is just a mediocre brain,
something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
- Alan Turing


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I believe that at the end of the century the use of
words and general educated opinion will have altered
so much that one will be able to speak of machines
thinking without expecting to be contradicted.
- Alan Turing

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

The nineteenth century believed in science but the
twentieth century does not.
- Gertrude Stein

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful
hypothesis by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

Science merely quantifies and documents
the relationships among miracles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a single light of science, and to brighten
it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
- Isaac Asimov

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
- Edward Teller

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods;
and that is,
the sincere desire to find out the truth,
whatever it may be.
- Charles Pierce

Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
- Jean Rostand

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
- Carl Sagan

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
- John Dewey

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

Science is simply common sense at its best,
that is, rigidly accurate in observation,
and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Huxley

In all science, error precedes the truth,
and it is better it should go first than last.
- Hugh Walpole

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question
"How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"
- Erwin Chargaff

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber,
if he has common sense on the ground floor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Science and technology revolutionize our lives,
but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction
because of the variety of factors in operation,
not because of any lack of order in nature.
- Albert Einstein

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

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

The grand aim of all science is to cover
the greatest number of empirical facts
by logical deduction from
the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
- Albert Einstein

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
- Adam Smith

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

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed,
scolded and beamed at the world.
- Jane Howard

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific
work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to
the gates of the temple of science are written the words:
'Ye must have faith.'
- Max Planck

One man's "magic" is another man's engineering.
"Supernatural" is a null word.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Nature never breaks her own laws.
- Leonardo da Vinci

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;
a single experiment can prove me wrong.
- Albert Einstein

It will free man from the remaining chains,
the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
- Wernher von Braun

Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft.
- Sam Ervin

Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed
to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent.
- Donella Meadows

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man
looking through a keyhole,
the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing
his decision on stem cell research.
He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution.
- Jay Leno

The man of science is a poor philosopher.
- Albert Einstein

The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.
- Irving Langmuir

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly,
but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
- Mary Kay Ash

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,'
they really mean,
'not really.'
- Dave Parnas

I am not a scientist.
I am, rather, an impresario of scientists.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Each problem that I solved became a rule,
which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings
of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
- Mark Russell

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Most people say that is it is the intellect
which makes a great scientist.
They are wrong: it is character.
- Albert Einstein

When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism;
but when you take it from many writers,
it's research.
- Wilson Mizner

I hate facts.
I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions -
adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such
a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent."
I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow,
but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Leave the atom alone.
- E. Y. Harburg

Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion,
give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn
up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.
- James D. Watson

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things
to worry about from Science,
along with behaviour control, genetic engineering,
transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained
growth of plastic flowers.
- Lewis Thomas

I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.
- E. B. White

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance -
the idea that anything is possible.
- Ray Bradbury

Sadly, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal
in this country and has been going on at universities
and research facilities for years.
- Mike Pence

There was no "before" the beginning of our universe,
because once upon a time there was no time.
- John D. Barrow

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover
things that can be used for good.
- John Charles Polanyi

He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.
- George William Curtis

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery,
a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a
spring of capital truths,
and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
- Paul Valery


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