Quote of the Day

Every advance into knowledge opens new prospects, and produces new incitements to further progress.

“Every advance into knowledge opens new prospects, and produces new incitements to further progress.” — Samuel Johnson, The Rambler, No. 103 (1751-03-12)

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Quote of the Day

We have this terrible struggle to try to explain things to people who have no reason to want to know.

“We have this terrible struggle to try to explain things to people who have no reason to want to know.” — Richard Feynman, “What Is and What Should Be the Role of Scientific Culture in Modern Society,” Galileo Symposium, Italy (1964)

Quote of the Day

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.’

“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, A Cult of Ignorance,” Newsweek (1980-01-21)