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It was Neuberger who first taught me how to do research,
by Frederick Sanger

It was Neuberger who first taught me how to do research,
both technically and as a way of life,
and I owe much to him.
- Frederick Sanger

Scientific research is one of the most exciting and
rewarding of occupations.
- Frederick Sanger

I was married to Margaret Joan Howe in 1940.
Although not a scientist herself she has contributed
more to my work than anyone else by providing a peaceful and happy home.
- Frederick Sanger

Until 1943 I received no stipend.
I was able to support myself as my mother was the daughter
of a relatively wealthy cotton manufacturer.
- Frederick Sanger

 

It is like a voyage of discovery into unknown lands,
seeking not for new territory but for new knowledge.
It should appeal to those with a good sense of adventure.
- Frederick Sanger

I and my colleagues here have been engaged in the pursuit of knowledge.
- Frederick Sanger

In this atmosphere I soon became interested in nucleic acids.
- Frederick Sanger

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And indeed this theme has been at the centre of all my research since 1943,
both because of its intrinsic fascination and my conviction
that a knowledge of sequences could contribute much
to our understanding of living matter.
- Frederick Sanger

Initially I had intended to study medicine,
but before going to University I had decided that I
would be better suited to a career in which I could
concentrate my activities and interests more on a single
goal than appeared to be possible in my father's profession.
- Frederick Sanger

When I was young my Father used to tell me that the
two most worthwhile pursuits in life were the pursuit
of truth and of beauty and I believe that Alfred Nobel
must have felt much the same when he gave these prizes
for literature and the sciences.
- Frederick Sanger

I believe that we have been doing this not primarily
to achieve riches or even honour,
but rather because we were interested in the work,
enjoyed doing it and felt very strongly that it was worthwhile.
- Frederick Sanger

Through art and science in their broadest senses it
is possible to make a permanent contribution towards
the improvement and enrichment of human life and it
is these pursuits that we students are engaged in.
- Frederick Sanger

After taking my B.A.
degree in 1939 I remained at the University for a further
year to take an advanced course in Biochemistry,
and surprised myself and my teachers by obtaining a
first class examination result.
- Frederick Sanger

Influenced by him, and probably even more so by my
brother Theodore (a year older than me),
I soon became interested in biology and developed a
respect for the importance of science and the scientific method.
- Frederick Sanger

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
- Epictetus

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Today, I Do What Is Important To Me, First.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Okay, here's your first lesson: how to take a FALL!
- the movie Karate Kid

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you,
then they fight you, then you win.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is the first law of friendship
that it has to be cultivated.
The second is to be indulgent
when the first law is neglected.
- Voltaire

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus


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