"It is characteristic of science that the full explanations are often seized in their essence by the percipient scientist long in advance of any possible proof."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."John Desmond Bernal on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."John Desmond Bernal on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."John Desmond Bernal on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."John Desmond Bernal on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."John Desmond Bernal on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The human mind evolved always in the company of the human body, and of the animal body before it was human. The intricate connections of mind and body must exceed our imagination, as from our point of view we are peculiarly prevented from observing them."
"Religious suffering is at once the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of the heartless world, as it is the soul of soulless condition. It is the opium of the people."
"The recognition of the art that informs all pure science need not mean the abandonment for it of all present art, rather it will mean the completion of the transformation of art that has already begun."
"The relevance of Marxism to science is that it removes it from its imagined position of complete detachment and shows it as a part, but a critically important part, of economy and social development."