Iknedēļas brīfingi – Ekonomikas Institūts
Zinātnes uzdevums –
kalpot cilvēkiem.

– Tolstojs –

Zinātne – kapteinis, bet
prakse – kareivji.

– Da Vinči –

Zinātnes robežas līdzinās
apvārsnim: jo vairāk tam
tuvojamies, jo vairāk tas

– Buasts –

Fantazēt ir svarīgāk nekā

– Alberts Einšteins –

Zinātne – tā ir
organizētas zināšanas.

– Spencers –

Brīvība zinātnei ir tas
pats, kas gaiss dzīvai

– Poincare –

Izpētes lauks zinātnē ir

– Paskāls –

Uz zinātņu sistēmu
jāraugās kā uz dabas
sistēmu: viss tajā ir
bezgalīgs un viss

– Kivjē –

Zinātniskais plāns bez
darba hipotēzes ir kā
skelets bez dzīvas

– Hiršfelds –

Galvenais cilvēces
izpētes priekšmets ir

– Gēte –

Zinātnē viss ir svarīgs.

– Heine –

Grāmatām ir jābūt
zinātņu rezultātam, bet
ne zinātnēm – grāmatu

– Bēkons –

Zinātnieks nav tas, kurš
sniedz pareizas atbildes,
bet gan tas, kurš nāk ar
īstiem jautājumiem.

– Klods Levī-Stross –

Jo neatlaidīgāk mēs
meklēsim patiesību ārpus
sevis, jo vairāk mēs
attālināsimies no tās. Jo
vairāk mēs spēsim izprast
to, kas mēs esam, jo
vairāk apliecināsim
patiesību sevī.
– Antonio Meneghetti –
Pirms dabai pavēlēt, tai

– Bēkons –

Īsts zinātnieks nav tas,
kurš ir vairāk apguvis,
bet tas, kurš ir vairāk

– Leibnics –

Zinātne – zināt esības

– Antonio Meneghetti –

Zinātne ir cilvēces
– Bertelo –
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