„The scientist is contented if he can contribute something toward the knowledge of what is and how it is.“

—  Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Context: We don't know the why of anything. On that matter we are no further advanced than was the cavedweller. The scientist is contented if he can contribute something toward the knowledge of what is and how it is.
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„Everyone builds on other men's failures. There is nothing really original in science. What each man contributes to the sum of knowledge is what counts.“

—  Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon
Context: No one really starts anything new, Mrs Nemur. Everyone builds on other men's failures. There is nothing really original in science. What each man contributes to the sum of knowledge is what counts.

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„It is the great glory of the quest for human knowledge that, while making some small contribution to that quest, we can also continue to learn and to take pleasure in learning.“

—  William Alfred Fowler American nuclear physicist 1911 - 1995
William A. Fowler's speech at the Nobel Banquet http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1983/fowler-speech.html, December 10, 1983.

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„As long as scientists are free to pursue the truth wherever it may lead, there will be a flow of new scientific knowledge to those who can apply it to practical problems.“

—  Vannevar Bush American electrical engineer and science administrator 1890 - 1974
As quoted by George H. W. Bush in remarks while presenting National Medals of Science and Technology http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/research/papers/1990/90111300.html (13 November 1990). This might be a paraphrase of statements from his introduction to "Science The Endless Frontier" (1945), rather than a direct quote. (see below)

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„The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.“

—  Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher fue el escritor del jarron azul 1856 - 1915

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„How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be
When there's no help in truth!“

—  Sophocles ancient Greek tragedian -496 - -406 a.C.
Variant: Wisdom is a curse when wisdom does nothing for the man who has it. Line 316.