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23 Famous Quotes by Carl Sagan
11/9/1934 - 12/20/1996
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Carl Edward Sagan     carl_sagan
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All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.

Science and technology Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.

Science and technology Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

Genius Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology

Science Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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Think of how many religions attempt to validate themselves with prophecy. Think of how many people rely on these prophecies, however vague, however unfulfilled, to support or prop up their beliefs. Yet has there ever been a religion with the prophetic accuracy and reliability of science?

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition. . -Carl Sagan.

Selfawareness Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere.

Imagination Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English - up to fifty words used in correct context - no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.

Language Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Science Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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All inquires carry with them some element of risk. There is no guarantee that the universe will conform to our predispositions.

Universe Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere.

World Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.

Computer / technology / science Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. -Carl Sagan.

Computer / technology / science Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.

Imagination Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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Widespread intellectual and moral docility may be convenient for leaders in the short term, but it is suicidal for nations in the long term. One of the criteria for national leadership should therefore be a talent for understanding, encouraging, and making constructive use of vigorous criticism.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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For the first time, we have the power to decide the fate of our planet and ourselves, ... This is a time of great danger, but our species is young, and curious, and brave. It shows much promise.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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The significance of a finding that there are other beings who share this universe with us would be absolutely phenomenal, it would be an epochal event in human history,

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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In our time, we have sifted the sands of Mars, we have established a presence there, we have fulfilled a century of dreams!

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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A central lesson of science is that to understand complex issues (or even simple ones), we must try to free our minds of dogma and to guarantee the freedom to publish, to contradict, and to experiment. Arguments from authority are unacceptable.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that the Sun is a star.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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They laughed at Galileo. They laughed at Newton. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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What's the harm of a little mystification? It sure beats boring statistical analyses.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Carl Sagan

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