Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Max Planck (1858–1947)
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.
MAX PLANCK, Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers, trans. Frank Gaynor, pp. 33–34 (1950).