science fiction

Childishness comes almost as naturally to a man as to a child.

Isaac Asimov, Foundation

Fighting and scars are part of a trader’s overhead. But fighting is only useful when there’s money at the end, and if I can get it without, so much the sweeter.

Isaac Asimov, Foundation

Scientific truth is beyond loyalty and disloyalty.

Isaac Asimov, Foundation

Weak emperors mean strong viceroys.

Isaac Asimov, Foundation

I wanted to be a psychological engineer, but we lacked the facilities, so I did the next best thing – I went into politics. It’s practically the same thing.

Isaac Asimov, Foundation

Now any dogma, based primarily on faith and emotionalism, is a dangerous weapon to use on others, since it is almost impossible to guarantee that the weapon will never be turned on the user.

Isaac Asimov, Foundation

If you’re born in a cubicle and grow up in a corridor, and work in a cell, and vacation in a crowded sun-room, then coming up into the open with nothing but sky over you might just give you a nervous breakdown.

Isaac Asimov, Foundation

It is the chief characteristic of the religion of science that it works.

Isaac Asimov, Foundation

It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.

Isaac Asimov, Foundation

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Isaac Asimov, Foundation

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