"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom"

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but 'That's funny ...'"

"To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today."

"There's no way I can single-handedly save the world or, perhaps, even make a perceptible difference -- but how ashamed I would be to let a day pass without making one more effort."

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." -- Salvador Hardin, "Foundation"