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For the resolving powers of our scientific instruments decide,
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Illegal immigration is a genuinely national issue,
and resolving it requires a national commitment not
just on health care but also border control,
law enforcement and other resources.
- Jon Kyl

Every day is a good day to make a resolution
for beginning a new way of living,
but the New Year's Day holiday provides a good focus
for reviewing our lives and resolving
to live each day with conscious attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I began teaching in New York because I needed to stay
in the United States and didn't have my immigration papers in order,
so working for a university was a way of resolving the issue.
- Manuel Puig

I believe that in the long run, separation between
Israel and the Palestinians is the best solution for
resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
- Yitzhak Rabin

Moreover, resolving the mother of all problems -
the Israeli-Palestinian question -
requires cooperation between Europe and the U.S.
- Romano Prodi

When a truth is necessary, the reason for it can be found by analysis,
that is, by resolving it into simpler ideas and truths
until the primary ones are reached.
- Gottfried Leibniz

The problem of distinguishing prime numbers from composite
numbers and of resolving the latter into their prime
factors is known to be one of the most important and useful in arithmetic.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

Prejudices are so to speak the mechanical instincts of men:
through their prejudices they do without any effort
many things they would find too difficult to think
through to the point of resolving to do them.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

When I speak of "cycles," I am referring to lengthy
intervals of relative homogeneity,
if not in the resolving of problems,
than at least with respect to the consistency of their
capacity to productively irritate.
- Brian Ferneyhough

The courts of this country should not be the places
where resolution of disputes begins.
They should be the places where the disputes end after
alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Occasionally we have to interpret an international treaty -
one,
perhaps, affecting airlines and liability for injury
to passengers or damage to goods.
Then, of course, we have to look to the precedents
of other member nations in resolving issues.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves
come when life seems most challenging.
- Joseph Campbell

Without a humble but reasonable
confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The man of genius inspires us with
a boundless confidence in our own powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature.
Everything is made of one hidden stuff.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

I am profoundly grateful that the Powers of Light
have chosen ME to be a conduit for Infinite Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is a better place because I am here;
the energy that I radiate into this world
is a gift beyond my own understanding.
Through ME, an all encompassing Love enters this world;
and I am profoundly grateful that the Powers of Light
have chosen ME to be a conduit for Infinite Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our nation is built on the bedrock principle that governments
derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
- Adrian Cronauer

A good indignation brings out all one's powers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is something about inside information which seems
to paralyse a man's reasoning powers.
- Bernard Baruch

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers.
Pray for power equal to your tasks.
- Phillips Brooks

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
- William Wordsworth

The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man
are those of bearing and forbearing.
- Epictetus

How many people here have telekenetic powers? Raise my hand.
- Emo Philips

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man
gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.
- Erich Fromm

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities,
great potential strength and ability.
Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
- Abdul Kalam

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking
the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
- Sydney J. Harris

Our technological powers increase, but the side effects
and potential hazards also escalate.
- Alvin Toffler

When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination,
the whole world opens up to you.
- Susan Sarandon

Civil liberty is the status of the man who is guaranteed
by law and civil institutions the exclusive employment
of all his own powers for his own welfare.
- William Graham Sumner

You desire that which exceeds my humble powers,
but I trust in the compassion and mercy of the All-powerful God.
- Saint Stephen

Watergate provides a model case study of the interaction
and powers of each of the branches of government.
It also is a morality play with a sad and dramatic ending.
- Bob Woodward

When your desires are strong enough you will appear
to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
- Napoleon Hill

It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off
with falsehoods and nonsense,
when their growing powers of observation and discrimination
excite in them a desire to know about things.
- Anne Sullivan

Imagine if it happened to you: All of a sudden you
find this thing on your wrist and people are telling you it has powers.
I would be a little skeptical myself.
- Yancy Butler

Education should prepare our minds to use its own powers
of reason and conception rather than filling it with
the accumulated misconceptions of the past.
- Bryant H. McGill

With the rise of America, the global balance of power
shifted away from the old European powers.
- Armstrong Williams

Humility is not cowardice.
Meekness is not weakness.
Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers.
- Swami Sivananda

I said I have no powers of invention.
Well, I also have no powers of mimicry.
- Norman MacCaig

There is no liberty, if the power of judging be not
separated from the legislative and executive powers.
- Henry Middleton

Although technical discussions are interesting to composers,
I suspect that the truly magical and spiritual powers
of music arise from deeper levels of our psyche.
- George Crumb

We need to break our dependency on foreign sources of oil,
which leaves us at the mercy of foreign powers.
To do that, we should increase domestic energy production.
- Bobby Jindal

It is much easier to try one's hand at many things
than to concentrate one's powers on one thing.
- Quintilian

What ordinary men are directly aware of and what they
try to do are bounded by the private orbits in which they live;
their visions and their powers are limited.
- C. Wright Mills

By religion, then, I understand a propitiation or conciliation
of powers superior to man which are believed to direct
and control the course of nature and of human life.
- James G. Frazer

The national will is the supreme law of the Republic,
and on all subjects within the limits of his constitutional
powers should be faithfully obeyed by the public servant.
- Martin Van Buren

That the powers of labour, and of the other instruments which produce wealth,
may be indefinitely increased by using their products
as the means of further production.
- Nassau William Senior

If the technical innovations of the Impressionists
led merely to a more accurate representation of nature,
it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression.
- Edward Hopper

A city that outdistances man's walking powers is a trap for man.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

There are but few naval powers, but there are many land powers.
- Frank B. Kellogg

I would love to do something like Austin Powers to
show off my comic timing.
- Uma Thurman


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