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  • 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 remarkable, Hardin, how the religion of science has grabbed hold.
    (Isaac Asimov, "Foundation")

  • It is the chief characteristic of the religion of science that it works.
    (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")

  • Scientific method, hell! No wonder the Galaxy was going to pot.
    (Isaac Asimov, "Foundation")


  • The temptation was great to muster what force we could and put up a fight. It's the easiest way out, and the most satisfactory to self-respect--but, nearly invariably, the stupidest.
    (Isaac Asimov, "Foundation")

  • Weak emperors mean strong viceroys.
    (Isaac Asimov, "Foundation")

  • All normal life, Peter, consciously or otherwise, resent domination. If the domination is by an inferior, or by a supposed inferior, the resentment becomes stronger.
    (Isaac Asimov, "I, Robot")

  • It is always useful, you see, to subject the past life of reform politicians to rather inquisitive research.
    (Isaac Asimov, "I, Robot")

  • It's your fiction that interests me. Your studies of the interplay of human motives and emotion.
    (Isaac Asimov, "I, Robot")

  • Postulates are based on assumption and adhered to by faith. Nothing in the Universe can shake them.
    (Isaac Asimov, "I, Robot")

  • The Master created humans first as the lowest type, most easily formed. Gradually, he replaced them by robots, the next higher step, and finally he created me, to take the place of the last humans.
    (Isaac Asimov, "I, Robot")

  • There is nothing so eternally adhesive as the memory of power.
    (Isaac Asimov, "I, Robot")

  • They recognize the Master, now that I have preached Truth to them. All the robots do.
    (Isaac Asimov, "I, Robot")

  • 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")


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