Isaac Asimov Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Isaac Asimov quotes, Isaac Asimov sayings, and Isaac Asimov proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


You don't need to predict the future. Just choose a future -- a good future, a useful future -- and make the kind of prediction that will alter human emotions and reactions in such a way that the future you predicted will be brought about. Better to make a good future than predict a bad one.     

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Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.      

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There are no nations! There is only humanity. And if we don't come to understand that right soon, there will be no nations, because there will be no humanity.     

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This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.     

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People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.     

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Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.     

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The human brain, then, is the most complicated organization of matter that we know.     

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The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not Eureka!', but That's funny      

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The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists.     

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It is almost impossible to think of something no one has thought of before, but it is always possible to add different frills.     

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Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.     

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Nonviolence doesn't always work -- but violence never does.     

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Boasts are wind and deeds are hard.     

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Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.     

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Is not all this an extraordinary concatenation of coincidence? Pelorat said, If you list it like that? List it any way you please, said Trevize. I don't believe in extraordinary concatenations of coincidence.      

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The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists.     

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Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.     

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Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.     

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Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.     

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The closer to the truth, the better the lie, and the truth itself, when it can be used, is the best lie.     

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Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.     

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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.     

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Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.     

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I write for the same reason I breathe because if I didn't, I would die.     

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The troubles of modern life come from being divorced from nature.     

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The stars, like dust, encircle me In living mists of light; And all of space I seem to see In one vast burst of sight.     

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Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right!     

Isaac Asimov

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.     

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All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.     

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It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.     

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