Karl Popper Quotes

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No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude. -Karl Popper
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We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than that only freedom can make security secure. -Karl Popper
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Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite. -Karl Popper
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Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths. -Karl Popper
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Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification. -Karl Popper
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Piecemeal social engineering resembles physical engineering in regarding the ends as beyond the province of technology. -Karl Popper
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It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood. -Karl Popper
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We may become the makers of our fate when we have ceased to pose as its prophets. -Karl Popper
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No number of sightings of white swans can prove the theory that all swans are white. The sighting of just one black one may disprove it. -Karl Popper
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No particular theory may ever be regarded as absolutely certain.... No scientific theory is sacrosanct... -Karl Popper
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The attempt to make heaven on earth invariably produces hell. -Karl Popper
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We hate the very idea that our own ideas may be mistaken, so we cling dogmatically to our conjectures. -Karl Popper
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I may be wrong and you may be right, and by an effort, we may get nearer to the truth -Karl Popper
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If you know that things are bound to happen whatever you do, then you may feel free to give up the fight against them. -Karl Popper
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no matter how many instances of white swans we may have observed, this does not justify the conclusion that all swans are white. -Karl Popper
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All life is problem solving -Karl Popper
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Our belief in any particular natural law cannot have a safer basis than our unsuccessful critical attempts to refute it. -Karl Popper
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The quest for precision is analogous to the quest for certainty and both - precision and certainty are impossible to attain. -Karl Popper
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Genuine philosophical problems are always rooted outside philosophy and they die if these roots decay. -Karl Popper
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