Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.
Science is built of facts the way a house is built of bricks; but an accumulation of facts is no more science than a pile of bricks is a house
The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful.
Beauty scientist beauty
Intuition is more important to discovery than logic.
Inspirational discovery intuition
A very small cause which escapes our notice determines a considerable effect that we cannot fail to see, and then we say that the effect is due to chance.
Fail Say Then
Science is built up of facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.
Stones Than Heap
It has adopted the geometry most advantageous to the species or, in other words, the most convenient.
Species Geometry Adopted
The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful.
Does Nature Scientist
Point set topology is a disease from which the human race will soon recover.
Human Race Recover
Thought is only a flash between two long nights, but this flash is everything.
Invention consists in avoiding the constructing of useless contraptions and in constructing the useful combinations which are in infinite minority.
Invention Constructing Infinite
If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living.