Isaac Asimov(January 2 1920 – April 6, 1992) was one of the greatest American science fiction authors of his time. He wrote more than 500 volumes including his most famous I,Robot and the Foundation series.
Here are the top ten greatest quotes:
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny that it exists.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.
Gratitude is best and most effective when it does not evaporate itself in empty phrases.
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
Isn’t it sad that you can tell people that the ozone layer is being depleted, the forests are being cut down, the deserts are advancing steadily, that the greenhouse effect will raise the sea level 200 feet, that overpopulation is choking us, that pollution is killing us, that nuclear war may destroy us — and they yawn and settle back for a comfortable nap. But tell them that the Martians are landing, and they scream and run.
All you have to do is take a close look at yourself and you will understand everyone else.
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.
Thank you Isaac Asimov!
- He was a biochemistry professor.
- He was Vice President of MENSA.
- There is an asteroid named after him, Asteroid 5020 Asimov.
- It is believed he had an IQ of 170.
What are some of your favorite Isaac Asimov books?