38 Experiment Quotes

Adewuyi Omotola
Mar 14, 2023 By Adewuyi Omotola
Originally Published on Feb 28, 2023
Edited by Ashima Jain
Fact-checked by Sonali Rawat
Experiment Quote by Claude Bernard

An experiment is a test run to determine or reveal a known fact in a strategized manner.

Experiments are essential because they help find the basis for the knowledge of a science or any other information. Experiments also provide breakthroughs or better ways to get tasks done.

Knowing some quotes about experiments will motivate anyone working on new discoveries. It helps them know the feelings and thoughts of people who have earlier carried out experiments on the subject matter.

They also offer general knowledge about experiments and the best way to carry them out. More so, these quotes help the person trying to carry out an experiment to be in the right state of mind.

Funny Experiment Quotes

Experiments could be tiring at times. However, these are funny experiment quotes to put you on the line at all times.

"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with the experiment, it's wrong."

- Richard P. Feynman

"The Internet is just another experiment showing us more sides of us."

- Frank Ocean

"Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment."

Steve Albini

"Americans are right to wonder if, at long last, what George Washington called the Great Experiment has failed, and that our founders have lost their extraordinary wager that regular people could govern themselves better than a few rich men could."

- Heather Cox Richardson

"A lot of times, I run a thought experiment: 'If I were not at Facebook, what would I be doing to make the world more open?"

- Mark Zuckerberg

"I used to experiment all the time with my hair color."

- Olivia Wilde

"Music is changing so quickly, and the landscape of the music industry itself is changing so quickly, that everything new, like Spotify, all feels to me a bit like a grand experiment."

- Taylor Swift

“See now the power of truth; the same experiment which at first glance seemed to show one thing, when more carefully examined, assures us of the contrary.”

- Galileo Galilei

"A director is the captain of the ship; he gets the vision of the film much before anyone else can. While I want to experiment with characters, I know a good director means I am in safe hands."

- Koel Mallick

Science Experiment Quotes

The quotes about experiments below are specifically compiled for Science.

"To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post-mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of."

- Ronald Fisher

"Scientists surely have a special responsibility. It is their ideas that form the basis of new technology. They should not be indifferent to the fruits of their ideas. They should forgo experiments that are risky or unethical."

- Martin Rees

“The scientific method of examining facts is not peculiar to one class of phenomena and one class of workers; it is applicable to social as well as to physical problems, and we must carefully guard ourselves against supposing that the scientific frame of mind is a peculiarity of the professional scientist.”

- Karl Pearson

"If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment."

- Ernest Rutherford

“No experiment is ever a complete failure. It can always be used as a bad example.”

- Paul Dickson

“Natural history is not equivalent to biology. Biology is the study of life. Natural history is the study of animals and plants-of organisms. Biology thus includes natural history, and much else besides.”

~ Marston Bates

"In this experiment, made on the 9th of October, 1876, actual conversation, backwards and forwards, upon the same line, and by the same instruments reciprocally used, was successfully carried on for the first time upon a real line of miles in length."

- Alexander Graham Bell

"In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a 'failed experiment.' Any test that yields valid data is a valid test."

- Adam Savage

"Observation is a passive science, experimentation is an active science.”

— Claude Bernard

"I believe in the magic of preparation. You can make just about any foods taste wonderful by adding herbs and spices. Experiment with garlic, cilantro, basil, and other fresh herbs on vegetables to make them taste great."

- Jorge Cruise

"Discovery requires experimentation and this experiment will take time."

- Whitehall

Interesting Experiment Quotes

Experiment quotes are not always boring. Below is a list of funny experiment quotes, interestingly.

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The Declaration of Independence was always our vision of who we wanted to be, our ideal of freedom and justice, how we were going to be different, and what the American experiment was going to be about."

- Marian Wright Edelman

"I have always been more interested in experiment, than in accomplishment."

- Orson Welles

"Once, as an experiment, I traveled around the world with a single suit. Before I left, I went to a tailor in Savile Row and asked him to make me a suit that I could wear in any climate and which I could use as a tuxedo, a dinner jacket, a lounge suit, and a blazer."

- George Hamilton

"The only way we can ever get through to the truth is by finding out what we are not. We do that by looking, by observation."

- Barry Long

"I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art."

- Madonna Ciccone

"Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators."

- Amos Bronson Alcott

"The value and utility of any experiment are determined by the fitness of the material to the purpose for which it is used, and thus in the case before us, it cannot be immaterial what plants are subjected to experiment and in what manner such experiment is conducted."

- Gregor Mendel

“Life is an experiment in which you may fail or succeed. Explore more, expect least.”
― Santosh Kalwar

Famous Experiment Quotes

These experiment quotes have become widely accepted by people. Check them out!

"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong."

- Albert Einstein

"We are constantly learning and growing and changing. We are really an experiment. We are endeavoring to discover if a community of faith can exist purely for the good of others."

- Erwin McManus

"The income tax is a twentieth-century socialist experiment that has failed. Before the income tax was imposed on us just 80 years ago, the government had no claim to our income. Only sales, excise, and tariff taxes were allowed."

- Alan Keyes

"I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master."

- Thomas Jefferson.

"Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment."

- R. Buckminster Fuller

"Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them."

- William Inge

“The true method of knowledge is an experiment.”

- William Blake

"Good and bad ideas both come from the same fountain of speculation and experiment."

- Shaun Tan

"It's not an experiment if you know it's going to work."

- Jeff Bezos

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Adewuyi OmotolaBachelor of Education

With a degree in Education from Ahmadu Bello University, Adewuyi has honed his skills as an experienced writer, specializing in creating high-quality educational content for children. He is an active participant in numerous children's initiatives, including the Junior Chambers International, the Youths Advancement Initiative of Nigeria, students' unions, and human rights organizations. Adewuyi's impressive portfolio includes working as a proofreader for publishing companies and as a writer for various organizations. He also holds qualifications as a paralegal, showcasing his diverse set of skills.

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