Phrases with "science"

H. G. Wells It is science and not men of science that we want to enlighten and animate our politics and rule the world. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

Edgar Allan Poe But as there is really no end to diddling, so there would be none to this essay, were I even to hint at half the variations, or inflections, of which this science is susceptible. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Andrew Lang Now science cannot offer any but a fanciful explanation beyond the sphere of experience. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

I grieve, Monsieur le General, that by my skill and science I can be of no use. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H.P. Lovecraft The climax? What plain tale of science can boast of such a rhetorical effect? I have merely set down certain things appealing to me as facts, allowing you to construe them as you will. Beyond the Wall of Sleep by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Olaf Stapledon Earlier they had seen the English Tennyson, under the influence of science and a friend’s death, face the spectre for a moment, only to cover his eyes and comfortably pray. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

George Gissing Pure science could not serve him, for he had no original results to announce. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Richard Burton This, from a man of science who is not writing up to a theory, may be considered strong evidence in favour of variety in the Arabian family. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Arthur Conan Doyle Should we attempt to do so ourselves, the only possible result must be that we shall never return with the important contribution to science which we have already gained. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

H. G. Wells The schoolmaster tends, therefore, to accept and standardize and stereotype, even in the living, progressive fields of science and philosophy. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

Oscar Wilde That Humanitarian Sympathy wars against Nature, by securing the survival of the failure, may make the man of science loathe its facile virtues. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

H. G. Wells But wrinkled age? Have I yet in Utopia set eyes on a bald head? The Utopians have brought a sounder physiological science than ours to bear upon regimen. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Arthur Conan Doyle However, Mr. Dodd, it was not to discuss the science of observation that you called upon me this morning. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

H. G. Wells In that obedient fashion to which our science has trained us we observe the coming of the new. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

H. G. Wells The catastrophe was the logical outcome of the situation, created by the application of science to warfare. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

H. G. Wells From first to last in a science the lash and spur of interrogation must keep the mind alive. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Jules Verne Having admitted that the projectile was describing an orbit around the moon, this orbit must necessarily be elliptical; science proves that it must be so. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Charles was a retiring man, but the chance of his illness brought us together, and a community of interests in science kept us so. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Charles Kingsley Physical science will demand of our natural theologians that they should be aware of their importance, and let (as Mr. Matthew Arnold would say) their thoughts play freely round them. The Natural Theology of the Future by Charles Kingsley

Time went on, and yet other branches of science developed themselves. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Edgar Allan Poe To be sure, our men of science are not quite so bigoted as those of old:— oh, I have something so queer to tell you on this topic. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

H. G. Wells His way of defending the Godhead was by asking, What can your science know for certain? and escaping back to orthodoxy under a dust-cloud of philosophical doubts. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Olaf Stapledon Mechanism, formerly man’s tyrant, became his slave, science his willing servant. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Andrew Lang There was enough of Cotton Mather in the man of science to give him pause. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Marcel Prous Mon surplus de science sur la vie (sur la vie moins unie, moins simple que je ne l’avais cru d’abord) aboutissait provisoirement à l’agnosticisme. Le Côté de Guermantes by Marcel Prous

Thomas Love Peacock The day of reckoning, Mr. Mac Quedy, is the point which your paper-money science always leaves out of view. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

Poets and men of science are not wanted. A Prince of Bohemia by Honoré de Balzac [1840]

Jules Verne The Doctor thought himself a good naturalist, but he found his science greatly at fault, for many a species here was wholly unknown to any ornithological society. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Great is the power of steady misrepresentation; but the history of science shows that fortunately this power does not long endure. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Olaf Stapledon Thus has materialistic science delivered itself over to Subjective Idealism. Many scientists reject the view that the facts of Relativity support subjectivism. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

H. G. Wells Her world was like an interior by a Dutch master and mine was a loose headlong panorama of all history, science and literature. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells She was one of those who had no mathematical aptitudes, and physico-chemical science and the complex theories of dimensions that interested so many people in Utopia were outside her circle of ideas. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Arthur Conan Doyle I told him also how powerless European science would be to detect it. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Caroline Lamb She seemed to have a decided turn for every thing it was necessary for her to learn: instruction was scarcely necessary, so readily did her nature bend itself to every art, science and accomplishment. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Olaf Stapledon The established principles of science must be shown to be incapable of explaining it. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

H. G. Wells Organized science had long since been commercialized, and was “applied” now chiefly to a hunt for profitable patents and the forestalling of necessary supplies. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

The books I have read, the theories of literature and art and science which I have adopted and dismissed, learnt and forgotten — those are the history of my life. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The formulas of science are like the papers in your pocket-book, of no value to any but the owner. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Mark Twain It looked an insignificant thing to have conferred upon the world of science and mechanics such a mighty extension of their dominions as it has. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

For the tribes of the drop, science has its microscope. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

G. K. Chesterton In short, history is a science; a science of the search for food. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

These views were fortified, it is said, by the counsels of a soldier named Botello, who professed the mysterious science of judicial astrology. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Yet his artistry was of a very special kind; he was neither a man of science nor a poet. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Abraham Merri That went deep under mine, for it was precisely what I was thinking of myself — not as to science but as to the girl. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Robert Green Ingersoll God lived up in the sky, and they said this earth must rest upon something, and finally science passed its hand clear under, and there was nothing. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

G. K. Chesterton What I want to point out is, that your faith does end in asylums and my science doesn’t. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Sinclair Lewis There was small science and considerably less heroism in his first furies as a health officer, but a great deal of irritation for his fellow-townsmen. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

H. G. Wells Essential to science is the repudiation of ALL foundations, her own included. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Willa Cather Every year the regents tried to diminish the number of credits required in science and the humanities. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Edward Bellamy This class had made a science of the specialties of the shops, and bought at advantage, always getting the most and best for the least money. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Arthur Conan Doyle But the very rich had attained to a high pitch of luxury in their food, and cookery was a science in which the ornamentation of the dish was almost as important as the dressing of the food. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

H. G. Wells Science — science is something more. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

H. G. Wells They ascribe it to a certain decay in religious faith, to the advance of science and scepticism, and so forth; it is a part, they say, of a general demoralization. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

John Ruskin It is not republicanism which fails now in America; it is your model science of political economy, brought to its perfect practice. Munera Pulveris by John Ruskin

Benjamin Disraeli But the pupils of Popanilla had no sooner mastered the first principles of science than they began to throw off their retired habits and uncommunicative manners. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

Edmund Burke Their science is presumptuous ignorance. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Intellectual science has been observed to beget invariably a doubt of the existence of matter. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

Thomas Paine The principles we discover there are eternal and of divine origin; they are the foundation of all the science that exists in the world, and must be the foundation of theology. The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine

Robert Green Ingersoll While superstition builds walls and creates obstructions, science opens all the highways of thought. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Olaf Stapledon Natural science has given us prodigious mechanical power. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

I think I do not err in saying that if science were made a foundation of education, instead of being, at most, stuck on as cornice to the edifice, this state of things could not exist. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Francis Bacon For of this there is some issue; whereas in what is now done in the matter of science there is only a whirling round about, and perpetual agitation, ending where it began. The Great Instauration by Francis Bacon [1620]

Medical science knew of no cure or, indeed, of any way of retarding the approaching death. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

George Gissing The evidences of science are wholly different in kind from those of religion. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Farewell, Walton! Seek happiness in tranquillity and avoid ambition, even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Richard Burton As a “Hindi” I could use animal magnetism, taking care, however, to give the science a specious supernatural appearance. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

As Horne Tooke, one of the founders of the noble science of philology, observes, language is an art, like brewing or baking; but writing would have been a better simile. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Bram Stoker Tell us two dry men of science what you see with those so bright eyes. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

H. G. Wells I felt that science was producing a poisonous swarm, a nest of black dragons. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Tobias Smolle With respect to the characters of mankind, my curiosity is quite satisfied: I have done with the science of men, and must now endeavour to amuse myself with the novelty of things. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Percy Bysshe Shelley It is at once the centre and circumference of knowledge; it is that which comprehends all science, and that to which all science must be referred. A Defence of Poetry and other essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Olaf Stapledon And in a world close-knit by science savagery brings death. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells I don’t know how a modern specialist would define my case but it certainly traversed all the accepted medical science of the eighties. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

She has no strength of wing to uphold you through the air; she has no science wherewith to make a home in the wilderness. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Jules Verne Aussi le docteur fut-il bien écouté de ses compagnons quand il raconta tout ce que sa science et son inépuisable mémoire purent lui fournir à propos de la situation actuelle. Les Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras by Jules Verne [1864]

It is quite obvious that grammar is science and not literature. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

E. Phillips Oppenheim I was scratch at St. Andrews and I still thoroughly appreciate the science of the game. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Virginia Woolf But these facts are not like the facts of science — once they are discovered, always the same. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

The man of science relies on his own knowledge and observation and judgment, and disregards testimony. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

H. G. Wells We have to sit on one side and look on and pretend not to see or know while your spies and experts and our spies and experts poke about trying to turn pure science into pure foolery. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

For my own part I would not raise a finger, if I could thereby introduce mere book work in science into every Arts curriculum in the country. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

H. G. Wells Perhaps the study of some new branch of science would after all be better diversion. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Charles Kingsley That if science proposes — as she does — to make men brave, wise, and independent, she must needs excite unpleasant feelings in all who desire to keep men cowardly, ignorant, and slavish. Science by Charles Kingsley

Gaston Leroux What an incalculable loss to science his death would be!” “The wound on her temple is serious, is it not?” “Evidently; but, by a wonderful chance, it has not proved mortal. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux [1907]

Olaf Stapledon But science had come too late. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Henry Adams Fifty years ago, science took for granted that the rate of acceleration could not last. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

He was a sensible man, in short, who applied his common sense to diseases which he had studied with the best light of science that he could obtain. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

H. G. Wells For a hundred years and more thought and science have been going their own way regardless of the common events of life. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

There only remained a resolution to return to my ancient studies and to devote myself to a science for which I believed myself to possess a natural talent. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

G. K. Chesterton There had begun that easy automatic habit, of science as an oiled and smooth-running machine, that habit of treating things as obviously unquestionable, when, indeed, they are obviously questionable. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

H. G. Wells The thing may be extraordinarily intricate and difficult, abounding in unknown possibilities and unsuspected dangers, but that is a plea for science and not for despair. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

As the boundaries of science are enlarged, new divisions and subdivisions of its territories become necessary. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

T. H. Huxley THERE is a growing immensity in the speculations of science to which no human thing or thought at this day is comparable. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Robert Louis Stevenson Of the Kosmos in the last resort, science reports many doubtful things and all of them appalling. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Gissing The man of science can only become a Christian by the way of humility — and that a kind of humility he finds it difficult even to conceive. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

H. G. Wells We individual men of science and men of enterprise do no more than observe the one supreme condition — which is that the human intelligence should have fair play. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

H. G. Wells All the men of science say that. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Robert Green Ingersoll It is the highest science of all. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

H. G. Wells The servant of science has as such no concern with personal consequences; his business is the steady, relentless clarification of knowledge. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

If science can bring about such a universe, science must be an emanation of the devil. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

H. G. Wells The facts of a subject if it is a science may be got at in the most thorough way by handling in the laboratory, but the ideas of a subject must be handled in discussion, reproduction and dispute. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Thomas Hardy Louis set no great bait for St. Cleeve in this statement, for old science was not old art which, having perfected itself, has died and left its secret hidden in its remains. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Thomas Hobbes The signs of science are some certain and infallible; some, uncertain. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

The province of science is removed from that of poetry because the methods and purposes are altogether different. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Almost the only science that Gothic fiction dealt with, to any noticeable extent, was associated with alchemy and astrology. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

If it were a college of science the gathering would consist of scientists; if it were a college of divinity, of theologians. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

H. G. Wells I do not believe this can be the end; no human soul can believe in such an end and go on living, but to it science points as a possible thing, science and reason alike. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Victor Hugo Ignorance is a reality on which we feed; science is a reality on which we starve. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Edgar Allan Poe Both science and experience show that the period of their rising is, and necessarily must be, indeterminate. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

Rashleigh knew nothing of what is called the science of pugilism, in which McCoy was very expert. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

H.P. Lovecraft A sense of duty to science is all that impels me to recall, in the last years of my life, scenes and happenings fraught with a terror doubly acute because I cannot wholly define it. The Transition of Juan Romero by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Wilkie Collins By that time the captain’s ready-made science was exhausted, and the housekeeper’s temper was forcing its way to the surface. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Robert Burns What pity, in rearing so beauteous a system, One trifling particular, truth, should have miss’d him; For spite of his fine theoretic positions, Mankind is a science defies definitions. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

E. Phillips Oppenheim He would ask himself how it was possible for’ a man of science to seriously investigate problems whose very foundation must be an assumption. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

The science that treats of the various tribes of Man, as robbers, thieves, swindlers, dunces, lunatics, idiots and ethnologists. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Francis Bacon And what use he had of learning doth appear, or rather shine, in all his speeches and answers, being full of science and use of science, and that in all variety. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

And, if they have been ascertained, then a body of science has been formed which is very properly called theology. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Jack London The history of science was making fast, and I was interested in a thousand subjects. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

H. G. Wells He can’t go on devoting himself to his art and his science and all that—not if he’s married anything worth having. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

The solemn scepticism of science has replaced the sneering doubts of witty philosophers. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Charles Kingsley I did not say — Of science or of the scientific intellect; and for this reason: That the emancipation of science is the emancipation of the common mind of all men. Science by Charles Kingsley

H. G. Wells You who are younger cannot imagine the mixture of desperate hope and protesting despair in which we who could believe in the possibilities of science lived in those years before atomic energy came. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Charles Kingsley They tell them — You are not to trust the conclusions of men of science at first hand. Science by Charles Kingsley

Ralph Waldo Emerson But English science puts humanity to the door. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Take a science of which I may speak with more confidence, and which is the most attractive of those I am concerned with. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Charles Kingsley I know that much has been done, chivalrously and well, by officers; and that men of science owe them and give them hearty thanks for their labours. The Study of Natural History by Charles Kingsley

H. G. Wells He’s practically a man of science — and God knows that men of science are Devils for not hurrying. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Arthur Conan Doyle Neither did he appear to have pursued any course of reading which might fit him for a degree, in science or any other recognized portal which would give him an entrance into the learned world. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Benjamin Disraeli Sir Lucius was a first-rate jockey; his colleague was quite ignorant of the noble science in all its details; but that was of slight importance. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

And this, too, is not magic, as the credulous call it; as I have so often said before, magic (or science that violates Nature) exists not: it is but the science by which Nature can be controlled. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

In fact, his infernal efficiency and knowledge of science constitute the worst terror of the current specter. The Imperishable Ghost by Dorothy Scarborough [1921]

Dæmonology manifests itself in the supernatural science in the Gothic novels as well as in the characterization of the devil and his confreres. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Their leaders and prophets, and the High Executive which is their voice and act, address themselves no longer to the children of intellect and science and learning. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Bronislaw Malinowski Undoubtedly much greater service is rendered to science by pointing out really irresolvable contradictions and obscurities than by establishing fallacious certitude. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

F. Scott Fitzgerald All the materialists rampant, all the idolizers of German science and efficiency. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

H. G. Wells Few people without a training in science can realise the huge isolation of the solar system. The Star by H. G. Wells [1897]

Olive Schreiner The advance of science and the amelioration of the physical conditions of life tend rapidly toward a diminution of human mortality. Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner

Maria Edgeworth Mr. Percival was a man of science and literature, and his daily pursuits and general conversation were in the happiest manner instructive and interesting to his family. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Arthur Conan Doyle The stage lost a fine actor, even as science lost an acute reasoner, when he became a specialist in crime. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

In 1894 Rev. Henry Girdlestone, Oxford science graduate and stroke of the University eight, arrived as headmaster, and the fortunes of the College began to recover. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Jules Verne C’était un savant égoïste, un puits de science dont la poulie grinçait quand on en voulait tirer quelque chose. Voyage au Centre de la Terre by Jules Verne [1864]

The art or science of managing revenues and resources for the best advantage of the manager. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

H. G. Wells The fact is that in this matter of beauty and breeding for beauty we are groping in a corner where science has not been established. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Robert Louis Stevenson It was not a science then — it was a living art; and it visibly grew under the eyes and between the hands of its practitioners. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

James Clerk Maxwell The men whose names are found in the history of science are not mere hypothetical constituents of a crowd, to be reasoned upon only in masses. Five of Maxwell’s Papers by James Clerk Maxwell

Robert Green Ingersoll In the light of science they cannot cloud the sky forever. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Rudyard Kipling The science of the thing is never to show up against the sky line, because, if you do, you may get fired at. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

I learned to understand that science which was the one all-absorbing pursuit of those around me. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Thomas Paine On the other hand, the natural state is without those advantages which flow from agriculture, arts, science and manufactures. Agrarian Justice by Thomas Paine

Ralph Waldo Emerson The science is confident, and surely the poverty is real. The Young American by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1844]

Every science must make some assumptions. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Ralph Waldo Emerson Engineer, broker, jurist, physician, moralist, theologian, and every man, inasmuch as he has any science — is a definer and map-maker of the latitudes and longitudes of our condition. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

But I will state its main thesis: “That science regarded in the gross dictates the spirituality of man and strongly implies a spiritual destiny for individual human beings. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

The men had rushed at each other savagely, like beasts in a circus, and whatever of science had guided Fareham’s more practised hand had been employed automatically. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Arthur Machen I am afraid very little of the old science has remained with me, but now and then I come with some amusement on distinguished personages engaged in what they suppose is argument. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

George Gissing It behoves us to go in for science — physical, economic — science of every kind. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Bram Stoker Quincey’s head is level at times, but most so when there is to hunt, metaphor be more dishonour to science than wolves be of danger to man. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

James Clerk Maxwell But the history of science is not restricted to the enumeration of successful investigations. Five of Maxwell’s Papers by James Clerk Maxwell

It was the hour above all others most sacred to the daring science of the Egyptian — the science which would read our changeful destinies in the stars. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Andrew Lang All poetry has its roots in the age before natural science was more than a series of nature-myths. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle How could I diagnose with my smattering of science the existence of such a terrible and insidious form of insanity, especially from the vague symptoms of which he informed me. A Pastoral Horror by Arthur Conan Doyle

T. H. Huxley So much by way of proof that the method of establishing laws in science is exactly the same as that pursued in common life. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Sinclair Lewis The real tragedy, he felt, was that though Gottlieb had betrayed him and ended his career, ended the possibility of his mastering science and of marrying Leora, he still worshiped the man. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Before all things with him came his devotion to science and scientific investigation. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Thus, Oliver had heard him speak with condemnation of the type of man who makes love to a happily-married woman, or who takes advantage of his amatory science to poach on an intimate’s preserves. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Louis Pasteur It is characteristic of science to reduce incessantly the number of unexplained phenomena. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

The science of ethnology has brought a wider interest in the oral heritage of the past, linking it to our life of the present. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Robert Green Ingersoll The science of religion is the highest of all, embracing all others. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

Ralph Waldo Emerson And because all knowledge is assimilation to the object of knowledge, as the power or genius of nature is ecstatic, so must its science or the description of it be. The Method Of Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

John Morley But the appearance both of the forms that conquer and of those that perish still remains a secret, and to science an accident and a secret are virtually and provisionally the same thing. Voltaire by John Morley

H. G. Wells The whole history of literature and science abundantly shows that no critical judgment is more than an approximation to the truth. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Thomas Paine The principles of science lead to this knowledge; for the Creator of man is the Creator of science; and it is through that medium that man can see God, as it were, face to face. The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine

Jules Verne Je l’entendais murmurer des mots de la science géologique; je les comprenais, et je m’intéressais malgré moi à cette étude suprême. Voyage au Centre de la Terre by Jules Verne [1864]

H. G. Wells It spent the great gifts of science as rapidly as it got them in a mere insensate multiplication of the common life. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

The interests of science are as little to me as mine seem to have been to science. The Parenticide Club by Ambrose Bierce

Thomas Love Peacock We are the modern Athenians. REV. DR. FOLLIOTT. I, for one, sir, am content to learn nothing from you but the art and science of fish for breakfast. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

Modern science itself, under normal conditions, seems like necromancer’s magic, so its incursion into thrilling fiction is but natural. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Until that day dawns, science will continue to be lame and poetry blind. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

The subject-matter of Biological science is different from that of other sciences, but the methods of all are identical; and these methods are — 1. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Jules Verne Quant à moi, je ne méconnais pas que, si l’intérêt de la science pouvait absorber jusqu’au besoin de liberté, ce que me promet notre rencontre m’offrirait de grandes compensations. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

George Meredith Science thus—or it is better to say—an acquaintance with science facilitates the cultivation of aristocracy. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Things that used to be matters of opinion become matters of science — and cease to be party questions. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

H. G. Wells But the way thither is exceedingly devious and not to be revealed to everybody, since the young people who pursue science and art thereabouts set a peculiar value on its seclusion. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

If your wish is to become really a man of science and not merely a petty experimentalist, I should advise you to apply to every branch of natural philosophy, including mathematics. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

And with us, those were common elements of science which the sages of today disdain as wild chimeras, or despair of as unfathomable mysteries. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

George Meredith I am no empty theorizer, no phantasmal speculator; I am the man of science in politics. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Olaf Stapledon Moreover, our obsession with physical science makes us impatient with the idea that there may be a reality beyond the flux of time and the passions of this world. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Victor Hugo Only to see him you caught science imprinted in the gestures of his body and in the folds of his dress. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Rudyard Kipling Still more important than Wordsworth, or the eminent authors, Burke and Hare, was the art and science of mensuration. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Arthur Machen Not unnaturally, the bookmakers were enraged at the disastrous science of Mr. Montgomery. They refused to take his bets. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

Henry David Thoreau What an admirable training is science for the more active warfare of life. Natural History of Massachusetts by Henry David Thoreau [1842]

Perhaps it is because music is, in reality, more allied to science than it is to poetry, that, of all the pleasurable arts, music is that which flourishes the most amongst us. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

Comment ne pas l’admettre? Chaque science découpe arbitrairement dans la trame des faits un champ ou elle se parque, et dont elle décrit et étudie le contenu. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

Andrew Lang Mr. Edward Clodd is the author of several handbooks of science — ‘The Story of Creation,’ ‘A Manual of Evolution,’ and others. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells For centuries now Utopian science has been able to discriminate among births, and nearly every Utopian alive would have ranked as an energetic creative spirit in former days. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Arthur Conan Doyle His brothers of science don’t seem too fond of him, either. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

The science which we now call Psychology, or the study of mind, had hitherto, amongst modern writers, been almost exclusively subordinated to the interests of other branches of speculation. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

Alfred Tennyson Should I not call her wise, who made me wise? And learnt? I learnt more from her in a flash, Than in my brainpan were an empty hull, And every Muse tumbled a science in. The Princess by Alfred Tennyson [1847]

George Gissing There had been mention of a sermon at the Cathedral, in which the preacher declared his faith that the maturity of science would dispel all antagonisms between it and revelation. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

David Hume Nor can there remain any suspicion, that this science is uncertain and chimerical; unless we should entertain such a scepticism as is entirely subversive of all speculation, and even action. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume