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It is obvious that invention or discovery, be it in mathematics or anywhere else, takes place by combining ideas. (Jacques Hadamard.)

Many have insisted that the imaginative process is different in art and science ... On the contrary, the creative act of the mind is alike in both cases. (Dr. R.W. Gerard)

Our discipline is the unknown; the mind has a window toward infinity. (Sidney Parnes)

The mere formulation of a problem is often far more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science. (Albert Einstein)

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. (Albert Einstein)

Imagination is more important than knowledge. (Albert Einstein)

The ability to relate and connect, sometimes in odd and yet in striking fashion, lies at the heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline. (George J. Seidel)

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. (Marie Dune)

If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work. (Jacques Cousteau)

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. (Carl Sagan)

For my own part I would as soon be descended from that heroic little monkey, who braved his dreaded enemy in order to save the life of his keeper; or from that old baboon, who, descending from the mountains, carried away in triumph his young comrade from a crowd of astonished dogs -- as from a savage who delights to torture his enemies, offers up bloody sacrifices, practices infanticide without remorse, treats his wives like slaves, knows no decency, and is haunted by the grossest superstitions. (Charles Darwin)

I do not feel obliged to believe that same God who endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect had intended for us to forgo their use. (Galileo Galilei)

The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere. (Empedocles)

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. (Thomas Edison)

What we now want is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth, and the elimination of egoism and pride which is always prone to
plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife ... Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment. (Nikola Tesla)

 

Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. (Margaret Meade)

PURITY!