Melvin Schwartz quotes

  • Mathematics is much more than a language for dealing with the physical world. It is a source of models and abstractions which will enable us to obtain amazing new insights into the way in which nature operates. Indeed, the beauty and elegance of the physical laws themselves are only apparent when expressed in the appropriate mathematical framework.
    -- Melvin Schwartz

    #Science #Law #World

  • The beauty of physics lies in the extent which seemingly complex and unrelated phenomena can be explained and correlated through a high level of abstraction by a set of laws which are amazing in their simplicity.
    -- Melvin Schwartz

    #Lying #Law #Simplicity

  • Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.

  • But it would be absolutely mistaken to regard a wealth of theoretical knowledge as characteristic proof for the qualities and abilities of a leader.

  • A people of scholars, if they are physically degenerate, weak-willed and cowardly pacifists, will not storm the heavens, indeed, they will not be able to safeguard their existence on this earth.

  • Why don't you light that candle ?

  • Law that shocks equity is reason's murderer.

  • There is no justice in following unjust laws.

  • Labor is the law of happiness.

  • The liberty of a people consists in being governed by laws which they have made themselves, under whatsoever form it be of government; the liberty of a private man, in being master of his own time and actions, as far as may consist with the laws of God and of his country.

  • I am not a pessimist but a pejorist (as George Eliot said she was not an optimist but a meliorist); and that philosophy is founded on my observation of the world, not on anything so trivial and irrelevant as personal history.

  • Priests might divide the world into good and bad. In battle there was strong and weak and nothing else.