Experiment Sayings and Quotes

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

Experiment is the sole source of truth. It alone can teach us something new; it alone can give us certainty.     

Henri Poincaré

Experiment has a stimulus which withers its fear.     

Emily Dickinson

Experiments are mediators between nature and idea.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Experiment is folly when experience shows the way.     

Roger Babson

Experiment is the sole interpreter of the artifices of Nature.     

Leonardo da Vinci

Experiment is the expected failure to deliberately learn something.     

Scott Berkun

If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.     

Ernest Rutherford

Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals, that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Experiment is the only means of knowledge at our disposal. Everything else is poetry, imagination.     

Max Planck

Experiments that crash atoms together could start a chain reaction that erodes everything on Earth.     

Martin Rees

Experiment is actually doing the art. That's the experiment and then you get to experience the experiment.     

Robert Glasper

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is an experiment in which you may fail or succeed. Explore more, expect least.     

Santosh Kalwar

There is no such thing as a failed experiment, only experiments with unexpected outcomes.     

R. Buckminster Fuller

You have a right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they are right too.      

Anaïs Nin

The value of experimentation is not the trying. It's the trying again after the experiment fails.     

Simon Sinek

Every great inspiration is but an experiment - though every experiment we know, is not a great inspiration.     

Charles Ives

Life is an experiment, experiment by sending as many ideas in the universe and see which idea takes off and put your heart into that.     

Matthew Donnelly

What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their experiments lead.     

Norbert Wiener

Experiment is the mother of knowledge.     

Madeleine L'Engle

Unperformed experiments have no results.     

Asher Peres

The test of all knowledge is experiment.     

Richard P. Feynman

An experiment disproving a prediction is discovery.     

Enrico Fermi

Experiment is fundamentally only induced observation.     

Claude Bernard

An experiment not worth doing is not worth doing well.     

Peter Medawar

Experiment is the sole judge of the validity of any idea.     

Richard P. Feynman

A failed experiment can be more important than a trivial design.     

Verner Panton

No experiment is ever a complete failure. It can always be used as a bad example.     

Paul Dickson

Every experiment destroys some of the knowledge of the system which was obtained by previous experiments.     

Werner Heisenberg

Be Shameless. Experiment. This is the only way to identify your true passion.     

Vishwas Mudagal

The test of all knowledge is experiment. Experiment is the sole judge of scientific truth.     

Richard P. Feynman

A theory can be proved by experiment; but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory.     

Albert Einstein

If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.     

Mason Cooley

The willingness to experiment with change may be the most essential ingredient to success at anything.     

Pat Summitt

You have to experiment and that's gonna help your confidence so much when you step out and try things.     


An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature, and a measurement is the recording of Nature's answer.     

Max Planck

Physiological experiment on animals is justifiable for real investigation, but not for mere damnable and detestable curiosity.     

Charles Darwin

To live you have to experiment, to have the ability to experiment you have to have confidence, to have confidence you have to be loved, to be loved you have to love.     

Nicolas Cage

No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth.     

Thomas Jefferson

The ultimate arbiter of truth is experiment, not the comfort one derives from one's a priori beliefs, nor the beauty or elegance one ascribes to one's theoretical models.     

Lawrence M. Krauss

Thought experiment is in any case a necessary precondition for physical experiment. Every experimenter and inventor must have the planned arrangement in his head before translating it into fact.     

Ernst Mach

Any experiment of interest in life will be carried out at your own expense.     

John Wilmot

Have lots of experiments, but make sure they're strategically focused.     

Adam Smith

Every joke is an experiment. When you sit, alone, and write a script, or just a joke, you really have no idea if it will succeed.     

Judd Apatow

Experiments work when, and only when, they call into action cognitive capacities that might reliably deliver the conclusions drawn.     

Philip Kitcher

The problem with experiments has always been that human beings make the decisions on whether or not the animals have benefitted from the treatment.     

James Randi

It is important to experiment and endlessly seek after creating the best possible flavors when preparing foods. That means not being afraid to experiment with various ingredients.     

Rocco DiSpirito