"If we reject science, we reject the common man."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Naguib Mahfouz on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Naguib Mahfouz on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Naguib Mahfouz on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Naguib Mahfouz on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Naguib Mahfouz on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"At my age it is unseemly to be pessimistic."
"We are like a woman with a difficult pregnancy. We have to rebuild the social classes in Egypt, and we must change the way things were."
"As the tension eases, we must look in the direction of agriculture, industry and education as our final goals, and toward democracy under Mr Mubarak."
"I defend both the freedom of expression and society's right to counter it. I must pay the price for differing. It is the natural way of things."
"God did not intend religion to be an exercise club."