cart Shopping Cart cart(0)

Science quotes & sayings

Who doesn't love a quote?!?
These are just some of our favourite science quotes from some of the most brilliant minds the world has seen.
IMG 4167

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

- Nelson Mandela
img 4313

“You're not lonely when you're teaching, you're not quiet, you're laughing most of the time, you're having a wonderful time interacting with young people. It's the best fun in the world.”

- Mem Fox
img 5788

“Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.”

- Jules Verne
img 6703

 “In many spheres of human endeavour, from science to business to education to economic policy, good decisions depend on good measurement.”

- Ben Bernanke

“I think of it as a good opportunity to let, in particular, school kids know that this job and other interesting jobs in science and engineering are open to anyone who works hard in school and gets a good education and studies math and science. And that it's not just for a select group of people.”

- Ellen Ochoa
liquid nitrogen demo in physical phenomena

“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.”

- Jiddu Krishnamurti
looking through fireworks glasses

“The fundamental essence of science, which I think we've lost in our education system, is poking something with a stick and seeing what happens. Embrace that process of inquiry.”

- Philippe Cousteau, Jr.
madlab 1

"We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb."

-  Bill Bryson
Meccano merry go round

“I think that young Australians ought to be taking language education much more seriously. I mean, you know, every day I'm meeting people with expertise, ability and talent in fields where I want to learn so much more; science, for example.”

- Quentin Bryce
Nail chair

"We are still too close to the birth of the universe to be certain about its death."

- J.D. Bernal
nitrogen cloud

“The notion that every well-educated person would have a mastery of at least the basic elements of the humanities, sciences, and social sciences is a far cry from the specialized education that most students today receive, particularly in the research universities.”

- Joseph Stiglitz
cornel west

"Education is soul crafting."

- Cornel West
john hibben

"Education is the ability to meet life's situations."

- Dr. John G. Hibben
ralph tyler

"Teaching is not just a job. It is a human service and it must be thought of as a mission."

- Dr. Ralph Tyler

"I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework."

- Edith Ann (Lilly Tomlin)

"Learning is a treasure which accompanies its owner everywhere."

- Chinese Proverb
marva collins

"When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.”

- Marva Collins

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.”

- Plutarch
chinese proverb fish

“Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime."

– Chinese Proverb
cb neblette

“Teachers should guide without dictating, and participate without dominating.”

- C.B. Neblette
collen wilcox

“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.”

- Colleen Wilcox

“There is no failure. Only feedback."

- Robert Allen

“A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.”

– Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener."

- Robert Frost

“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”

- Zig Ziglar
15 (2)

"There's no fear when you're having fun."

- Will Thomas
garth brooks

"Just keep taking chances and having fun."

– Garth Brooks

“Life’s too mysterious to take too serious.”

- Mary Engelbreit 

School Science Visits: 

  Call 1300 856 828email us or use this form to discuss or make a show booking for your school!

Love Science?

Signup to our fortnightly email! Learn more

Contact us

1300 856 828

Unit 10/55 Fourth Ave
Blacktown, NSW 2148, Australia
facebook-icon Apple Podcast Icon  twitter-icon
linkedin-icon youtube-icon   pinterest-icon