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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1665
AUTHOR: Max Planck (1858–1947)
QUOTATION: A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
ATTRIBUTION: MAX PLANCK, Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers, trans. Frank Gaynor, pp. 33–34 (1950).