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Purposeful UniverseJune 6, 20221 min read

12 Inspirational Science Quotes

View the growing collection of the best inspirational science quotes by renowned scientists and academics. For more, follow The Purposeful Universe on Instagram.

fred hoyle science quote

"Life cannot have had a random beginning."

Fred Hoyle, English Astronomer


allan sandage science quote

"I find it quite improbably that such order came out of chaos."

Allan Sandage, American Astronomer



"Our bodies actually depend on other stars."

Jennifer Wiseman, Astrophysicist

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Einstein Science Quote

"The human mind is not capable of grasping the universe."

Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist


Lise Meitner Science Quote

"Science makes people reach selflessly for truth and objectivity."

Lise Meitner, Physicist


Jennifer Wiseman Science Quote

"There are mysteries that we're still trying to investigate through the gift of science."

Jennifer Wiseman, Astrophysicist



"If the universe had not been made with the most exacting precision we could never have come into existence."

John O'Keefe, Neuroscientist


Chien-Shiung Wu Science Quote

"A glimpse of this wonder can be the reward of a lifetime."

Chien-Shiung Wu, Physicist


Vera Rubin Science Quote

"Science progresses best when observations force us to alter our preconceptions."

Vera Rubin, Astronomer


Mae Jemison Science Quote

"Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity."

Mae Jemison, Engineer, Physician & Astronaut


Stephen Barr science quote

"But science has given us new eyes that allow us to see down to the deeper roots of the world's structure, and there all we see is order and symmetry of pristine mathematical purity."

Stephen M. Barr, Physicist and Professor


Stephen Hawking Stars Quote

"Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet"

Stephen Hawking


Purposeful Universe

The Purposeful Universe seeks to explore and present, through award winning videos, the abundant order in nature that funnels biological systems toward increasing levels of complexity and sophistication—suggesting that human life is the purposeful outcome of a complex, ordered system.