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Every body continues in its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, except insofar as it doesn't.
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Human life is proverbially uncertain; few things are more certain than the solvency of a life-insurance company.
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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 605 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe and the same number of electrons.
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If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum.
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If your theory is found to be against the second law of theromodynamics, I give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to collapse in deepest humiliation.
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It is also a good rule not to put overmuch confidence in the observational results that are put forward until they are confirmed by theory.
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It is even possible that laws which have not their origin in the mind may be irrational, and we can never succeed in formulating them.
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It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting anything with perfect determinism because it deals with probabilities from the outset.
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It is one thing for the human mind to extract from the phenomena of nature the laws which it has itself put into them; it may be a far harder thing to extract laws over which it has no control.
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It is sound judgment to hope that in the not too distant future we shall be competent to understand so simple a thing as a star.
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Oh leave the Wise our measures to collate. One thing at least is certain, light has weight. One thing is certain and the rest debate. Light rays, when near the Sun, do not go straight.
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Probably the simplest hypothesis... is that there may be a slow process of annihilation of matter.
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Proof is an idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.
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Proof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.
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Schrodinger's wave-mechanics is not a physical theory, but a dodge - and a very good dodge too.
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Shuffling is the only thing which Nature cannot undo.
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Something unknown is doing we don't know what.
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The mathematics is not there till we put it there.
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The quest of the absolute leads into the four-dimensional world.
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There once was a brainy baboon, Who always breathed down a bassoon, For he said, "It appears that in billions of years I shall certainly hit on a tune".
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To the pure geometer the radius of curvature is an incidental characteristic - like the grin of the Cheshire cat.
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We have found a strange footprint on the shores of the unknown.
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We have found a strange footprint on the shores of the unknown. We have devised profound theories, one after another, to account for its origins. At last, we have succeeded in reconstructing the creature that made the footprint. And lo! It is our own.
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We have found that where science has progressed the farthest, the mind has but regained from nature that which the mind put into nature.
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We often think that when we have completed our study of one we know all about two, because "two" is "one and one." We forget that we still have to make a study of "and."
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We used to think that if we knew one, we knew two, because one and one are two. We are finding that we must learn a great deal more about 'and'.
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Who will observe the observers?
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