"A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Max Planck on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Max Planck on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Max Planck on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Max Planck on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Max Planck on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Anybody who has been seriously engaged in scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: 'Ye must have faith.'"
"We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up until now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future."
"It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him."
"Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view."
"Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve."