"In the last fifty years science has advanced more than in the 2,000 previous years and given mankind greater powers over the forces of nature than the ancients ascribed to their gods."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."John Boyd Orr on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."John Boyd Orr on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."John Boyd Orr on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."John Boyd Orr on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."John Boyd Orr on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"There can be no peace in the world so long as a large proportion of the population lack the necessities of life and believe that a change of the political and economic system will make them available. World peace must be based on world plenty."
"When the fabric of society is so rigid that it cannot change quickly enough, adjustments are achieved by social unrest and revolutions."
"Measured in time of transport and communication, the whole round globe is now smaller than a small European country was a hundred years ago."
"It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad. It may well be that a war neurosis stirred up by propaganda of fear and hatred is the prelude to destruction."
"Our civilization has evolved through the continuous adjustment of society to the stimulus of new knowledge."