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Once Ptolemy and Plato, yesterday Newton,
by Albert Claude

Once Ptolemy and Plato, yesterday Newton,
today Einstein, and tomorrow new faiths,
new beliefs, and new dimensions.
- Albert Claude

The cell, over the billions of years of her life,
has covered the earth many times with her substance,
found ways to control herself and her environment,
and insure her survival.
- Albert Claude

No doubt, man will continue to weigh and to measure,
watch himself grow, and his Universe around him and with him,
according to the ever growing powers of his tools.
- Albert Claude

This attempt to isolate cell constituents might have
been a failure if they had been destroyed by the relative
brutality of the technique employed.
But this did not happen.
- Albert Claude

 

It is the cells which create and maintain in us,
during the span of our lives, our will to live and survive,
to search and experiment, and to struggle.
- Albert Claude

For the resolving powers of our scientific instruments decide,
at a given moment, of the size and the vision of our Universe,
and of the image we then make of ourselves.
- Albert Claude

Man has now become an adjunct to perfect and carry forward these conquests.
- Albert Claude

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Small bodies, about half a micron in diameter,
and later referred to under the name of 'mitochondria'
were detected under the light microscope as early as 1894.
- Albert Claude

We have entered the cell, the Mansion of our birth,
and started the inventory of our acquired wealth.
- Albert Claude

As far as I remember, even younger than eight,
I have always been guided by reason.
Not cold reason, but that which leads to the truth,
to the real, and to sane Justice.
- Albert Claude

When I went to the University, the medical school was
the only place where one could hope to find the means to study life,
its nature, its origins, and its ills.
- Albert Claude

But, in the name of the experimental method and out of our poor knowledge,
are we really entitled to claim that everything happens by chance,
to the exclusion of all other possibilities?
- Albert Claude

Looking back 25 years later, what I may say is that
the facts have been far better than the dreams.
In the long course of cell life on this earth it remained,
for our age for our generation, to receive the full
ownership of our inheritance.
- Albert Claude

Man, like other organisms, is so perfectly coordinated
that he may easily forget,
whether awake or asleep, that he is a colony of cells in action,
and that it is the cells which achieve,
through him, what he has the illusion of accomplishing himself.
- Albert Claude

This familiarity with a respected physician and my
appreciation of his work,
or the tragedy I experienced with the long,
tormented agony and death of my mother might have influenced
me in wanting to study medicine.
It was not the case.
- Albert Claude

Is it absurd to imagine that our social behavior,
from amoeba to man, is also planned and dictated,
from stored information, by the cells? And that the
time has come for men to be entrusted with the task,
through heroic efforts, of bringing life to other worlds?
- Albert Claude

For over two billion years, through the apparent fancy
of her endless differentiations and metamorphosis the Cell,
as regards its basic physiological mechanisms,
has remained one and the same.
It is life itself, and our true and distant ancestor.
- Albert Claude

For this equilibrium now in sight, let us trust that mankind,
as it has occurred in the greatest periods of its past,
will find for itself a new code of ethics,
common to all, made of tolerance, of courage,
and of faith in the Spirit of men.
- Albert Claude

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

You only live once, and once is enough
if you play your cards right.
- the movie Interiors (1978)

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

You only live once -
but if you work it right, once is enough.
- Joe E. Lewis

Once we accept our limits, we can go beyond them.
- Albert Einstein

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

You only meet your once in a lifetime friend ...
once in a lifetime.
- Little Rascals

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

How could youths better learn to live
than by at once trying the experiment of living?
- Henry David Thoreau

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing.
You don't win once in a while,
you don't do things right once in a while,
you do them right all the time.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time;
you can even fool some of the people all of the time;
but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Once we doubt ourselves, success slips beyond our grasp.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along,
because once I have persuaded him, he will stick.
If I scare him, he will stay just as long
as he is scared, and then he is gone.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

We come this way but once.
We can either tiptoe through life
and hope we get to death without being badly bruised
or we can live a full, complete life achieving
our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.
- Bob Proctor

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we want to direct our lives,
we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

The whole world is a cyclone.
But once you have found the center, the cyclone disappears.
This nothingness is the ultimate peak of consciousness.
- Osho

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.
- Woody Allen

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you respect yourself, there is no longer
any reason to disrespect anyone else.
Once you are confident of your own worthiness,
the worthiness of others ceases to be an issue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone is a genius at least once a year;
a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
- Georg Lichtenberg

I have the right to love many people at once
and to change my prince often.
- Anais Nin

Once you have mastered time,
you will understand how true it is that
most people overestimate what
they can accomplish in a year -
and underestimate what
they can achieve in a decade!
- Tony Robbins

Keep close to Nature's heart...
and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.
- John Muir

You are only young once,
but you can stay immature indefinitely.
- Anonymous

When someone you love dies,
you don't lose them all at once.
You lose them in pieces over time
- the movie Simon Birch

Where there is an observatory and a telescope,
we expect that any eyes will see new worlds at once.
- Henry David Thoreau

The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
- E. Joseph Cossman

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Drop guilt! - because to be guilty is to live in hell.
Not being guilty, you will have the freshness
of dewdrops in the early morning sun,
you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake,
you will have the freshness of the stars in the night.
Once guilt disappears you will have
a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant.
You will have a dance to your feet
and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
- Osho

For those who do not think,
it is best at least to rearrange
their prejudices once in a while.
- Luther Burbank

Life repeats itself mindlessly -
unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel.
That's why Buddhists call it the wheel of life and death,
the wheel of time.
It moves like a wheel: birth is followed by death,
death is followed by birth;
love is followed by hate, hate is followed by love;
success is followed by failure,
failure is followed by success. Just see!
If you can watch just for a few days,
you will see a pattern emerging, a wheel pattern.
One day, a fine morning, you are feeling so good and so happy,
and another day you are so dull,
so dead that you start thinking of committing suicide.
And just the other day you were so full of life,
so blissful that you were feeling thankful to God,
that you were in a mood of deep gratefulness,
and today there is great complaint
and you don't see the point why one should go on living...
And it goes on and on, but you don't see the pattern.
Once you see the pattern, you can get out of it.
- Osho


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