"The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Irving Langmuir on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Irving Langmuir on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Irving Langmuir on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Irving Langmuir on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Irving Langmuir on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Science, almost from its beginnings, has been truly international in character. National prejudices disappear completely in the scientist's search for truth."