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Human curiosity, the urge to know, is a powerful force
by Aaron Klug

Human curiosity, the urge to know, is a powerful force
and is perhaps the best secret weapon of all in the
struggle to unravel the workings of the natural world.
- Aaron Klug

Shortly after I was born he emigrated to Durban,
where members of my mother's family had settled at the turn of the century,
and the rest of the family followed soon thereafter.
- Aaron Klug

This field is not necessarily glamorous,
nor does it often produce immediate results,
but it seeks to increase our basic understanding of living processes.
- Aaron Klug

The philosophy of the school was quite simple -
the bright boys specialised in Latin,
the not so bright in science and the rest managed with geography or the like.
- Aaron Klug

 

This work made me more and more interested in biological matter,
and I decided that I really wanted to work on the X-ray
analysis of biological molecules.
- Aaron Klug

One cannot plan for the unexpected.
- Aaron Klug

My father was trained as a saddler, but in fact as
a young man worked in his father's business of rearing and selling cattle,
so he grew up in the countryside.
- Aaron Klug

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I like teaching and the contact with young minds keeps one on one's toes.
- Aaron Klug

Cambridge was the place for someone from the Colonies
or the Dominions to go on to,
and it was to the Cavendish Laboratory that one went to do physics.
- Aaron Klug

However, I should perhaps add that during the 20 years
I have been back in Cambridge,
I have been actively involved in the teaching of undergraduates,
as well as of course supervising research students.
- Aaron Klug

In the course of my stay there, I also showed how one
could analyse the experimental kinetic curves for the
reaction of haemoglobin with carbon dioxide or oxygen
by simulations in the computer,
and so fit the rate constants.
- Aaron Klug

The work requires a moderately large investment in
technological and theoretical developments and long
periods of time to carry them out,
without the pressure to achieve quick or short term results.
- Aaron Klug

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing
a human being to a purpose.
- Albert Schweitzer

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

Divine love will meet all human needs
- Mary Baker Eddy

Each and every human being on Earth
has both the responsibility and the privilege
of viewing themselves as Divine beings
with the power to bring about peace.
- James Twyman

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My own gratitude list begins with health, family, friends,
and the beauty around me - from the butterflies and rainbows,
to the dolphins, to the birds, to the works produced by the human hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake
is to be continually thrown out of the nest.
- Pema Chodron

The greatest force in the human body
is the natural drive of the body to heal itself -
but that force in not independent of the belief system.
Everything begins with belief.
What we believe is the most powerful option of all.
- Norman Cousins

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious,
one should preserve it.
- Anais Nin

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Whenever I look at a human face,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Every human life contains a potential,
if that potential is not fulfilled,
then that life was wasted...
- Carl Jung

Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive
and potentially orderly and constructive.
- Margaret Mead

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As human beings, our greatness lies
not so much in being able to remake the world -
as in being able to remake ourselves.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The human spirit ranges across a truly amazing
diversity of experiences and emotions -
the highest peaks and the lowest valleys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the arena of human life,
the honors and rewards fall to those
who show their good qualities in action.
- Aristotle

Being angry is as close as a human being
can come to experiencing hell on earth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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