45 Motivational Isaac Asimov Quotes On Success In Life

Isaac Asimov was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer who wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. Asimov wrote hard science fiction. Isaac Asimov quotes will motivate you.

Best Isaac Asimov Quotes

  1. Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is. The only function of a school is to make self-education easier; failing that, it does nothing.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  2. “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” ~ Isaac Asimov, Isaac Asimov quotes on ignorance
  3. “When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent.” ~ Isaac Asimov

  4. “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  5. “Maybe happiness is this: not feeling like you should be elsewhere, doing something else, being someone else.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  6. “People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  7. “So the universe is not quite as you thought it was. You’d better rearrange your beliefs, then. Because you certainly can’t rearrange the universe.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  8. “People think of education as something that they can finish.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  9. “Life is a journey, but don’t worry, you’ll find a parking spot at the end.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  10. “There are no nations! There is only humanity. And if we don’t come to understand that right soon, there will be no nations, because there will be no humanity.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  11. “It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.” ~ Isaac Asimov

  12. “The day you stop learning is the day you begin decaying.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  13. “If I am right, then (religious fundamentalists) will not go to Heaven, because there is no Heaven. If they are right, then they will not go to Heaven, because they are hypocrites.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  14. “Increasingly, our leaders must deal with dangers that threaten the entire world, where an understanding of those dangers and the possible solutions depends on a good grasp of science. The ozone layer, the greenhouse effect, acid rain, questions of diet, and heredity. All require scientific literacy. Can Americans choose the proper leaders and support the proper programs if they themselves are scientifically illiterate? The whole premise of democracy is that it is safe to leave important questions to the court of public opinion – but is it safe to leave them to the court of public ignorance?” ~ Isaac Asimov
  15. “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” ~ Isaac Asimov

  16. “Man’s greatest asset is the unsettled mind.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  17. “My feeling is, quite simply, that if there is a God, He has done such a bad job that he isn’t worth discussing.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  18. “The closer to the truth, the better the lie, and the truth itself, when it can be used, is the best lie.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  19. “The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  20. “The intelligent man is never bored.” ~ Isaac Asimov

  21. “All you have to do is take a close look at yourself and you will understand everyone else.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  22. “Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer should be replaced by a computer.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  23. “In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  24. “Any book worth banning is a book worth reading.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  25. “Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  26. “There are no happy endings in history, only crisis points that pass.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  27. “Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  28. “He always pictured himself a libertarian, which to my way of thinking means “I want the liberty to grow rich and you can have the liberty to starve”. It’s easy to believe that no one should depend on society for help when you yourself happen not to need such help.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  29. “Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage.” ~ Isaac Asimov

  30. “The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  31. “And above all things, never think that you’re not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  32. “Having no unusual coincidence is far more unusual than any coincidence could possibly be.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  33. “Congratulations on the new library, because it isn’t just a library. It is a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the Universe, a time machine that will take you to the far past and the far future, a teacher that knows more than any human being, a friend that will amuse you and console you-and most of all, a gateway, to a better and happier and more useful life.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  34. “Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.” ~ Isaac Asimov

  35. “Pierre Curie, a brilliant scientist, happened to marry a still more brilliant one-Marie, the famous Madame Curie-and is the only great scientist in history who is consistently identified as the husband of someone else.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  36. “If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success – but only if you persist.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  37. “I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I’ll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  38. “The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.” ~ Isaac Asimov

  39. “To succeed, planning alone is insufficient. One must improvise as well.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  40. “Uncertainty that comes from knowledge (knowing what you don’t know) is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  41. “While he lives, he must think; while he thinks, he must dream.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  42. “There seems to be a feeling that anything that is natural is good. Strychnine is natural.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  43. “Surely no child, and few adults, have ever watched a bird in flight without envy.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  44. “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…'” ~ Isaac Asimov

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