- Science is a combination of gathering facts and making theories; neither can progress on its own. [...] in the history of science, the laborious accumulation of facts is the dominant mode, not a novelty. - Peter Norvig, Director of Research @ Google Inc.
- The first step in wisdom is to know the things themselves; this notion consists in having the true idea of the object; objects are distinguished and known by their methodical classification and appropriate naming; therefore Classification and Naming will be the foundation of our Science. - C. Linnaeus (1735)
- Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein