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What, therefore, is a government at its best? It is a government that “governs” least and instead finds ways to mobilise the energies of our people.

— Vikram Sarabhai, Indian Scientist

Rationality attracts conscientious humans, whereas mysticism attracts fools.

— Abhijit Naskar, Author

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.

— Charles Darwin, English Biologist

If you’re afraid – don’t do it, – if you’re doing it – don’t be afraid.

— Genghis Khan, Founder of the Mongol Empire

I am heartened to find so much wit in you, that you’d give thought to consequences and choose your way with reason, not passion only.

— Deborah J. Lightfoot, The Wysard

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

— Robert Frost, American Poet

What could an entirely rational being speak of with another entirely rational being?

— Emmanuel Levinas, French philosopher

Anything that gives us new knowledge gives us an opportunity to be more rational.

— Herbert Simon,American economist

Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.

— Douglas Adams, English Author

Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery we are trying to solve.

— Max Planck, German Theoretical Physicist
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