Scientists Must Remain Modest

Vulnerable, like all men, to the temptations of arrogance, of which intellectual pride is the worst, he [the scientist] must nevertheless remain sincere and modest, if only because his studies constantly bring home to him that, compared with the gigantic aims of science, his own contribution, no matter how important, is only a drop in the ocean of truth.


Because they must know that their contributions to the body of knowledge are just drops in an ocean.

Folksonomies: knowledge humility fame modesty

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 New perspectives in physics
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Broglie , Louis de (1962), New perspectives in physics, Retrieved on 2012-01-28
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    01 JAN 2010

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