"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."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Max Planck on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Max Planck on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Max Planck on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Max Planck on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Max Planck on William Shakespeare
"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.'"
"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."
"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."