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Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium.
by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium.
There is no life without water.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

A vitamin is a substance that makes you ill if you don't eat it.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The source of this energy is the sun's radiation.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

 

Without energy life would be extinguished instantaneously,
and the cellular fabric would collapse.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen,
and thinking what nobody else has thought.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

This oxidation of hydrogen in stages seems to be one
of the basic principles of biological oxidation.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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Research is to see what everybody else has seen,
and to think what nobody else has thought.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Whatever man does he must do first in his mind.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The real scientist is ready to bear privation and,
if need be, starvation rather than let anyone dictate
to him which direction his work must take.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Research is four things: brains with which to think,
eyes with which to see, machines with which to measure and,
fourth, money.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

A living cell requires energy not only for all its functions,
but also for the maintenance of its structure.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Investigations during the last few decades have brought
hydrogen instead of carbon,
and instead of CO2 water, the mother of all life,
into the foreground.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen,
and thinking what nobody has thought.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Here we stand in the middle of this new world with our primitive brain,
attuned to the simple cave life, with terrific forces at our disposal,
which we are clever enough to release,
but whose consequences we cannot comprehend.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

This celebration here tells me that this work is not hopeless.
I thank you for this teaching with all my heart and
lift my glass to human solidarity,
to the ultimate victory of knowledge,
peace, good-will and understanding.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

So I set out to study the oxidation system in the potato,
which, if damaged, causes the plant to turn brown.
I did this in the hope of discovering,
through these studies, the key to the understanding of adrenal function.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The foodstuff, carbohydrate, is essentially a packet of hydrogen,
a hydrogen supplier, a hydrogen donor,
and the main event during its combustion is the splitting off of hydrogen.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

I am the son of a small and far-away nation and the
other laureates have all come from different countries
from all over the world and we all were equally received
here with signs of sympathy.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

In the world there is nothing more
submissive and weak than water.
Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong,
nothing can surpass it.
- Lao Tzu

The way lies in softness and patience,
as the softest water cuts through the hardest rock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the water starts boiling
it is foolish to turn off the heat.
- Nelson Mandela

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you may count every drop of water in the ocean and
count every grain of sand in the sea -
multiply it by a thousand and that's how much I love you.
- George of Langkloof

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We are tied to the ocean.
And when we go back to the sea,
whether it is to sail or to watch -
we are going back from whence we came.
- John F. Kennedy

The grass is not always greener
on the other side of the fence.
Fences have nothing to do with it.
The grass is greenest where it is watered.
When crossing over fences, carry water with you
and tend the grass wherever you may be.
- Anonymous

Know that you are one with the earth, with the water,
with the fire, with the air that you breathe, with all living things,
and that all of these are one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship that flows from the heart
cannot be frozen by adversity,
as the water that flows from the spring
cannot congeal in winter.
- James Fenimore Cooper

The primal rhythmic power
and resonant sound of waves on the shore
are like the earth's heartbeat,
and become our connection with the body of nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Water is the driving force of all nature.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools,
but the gentle touches of air and water
working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
- Henry David Thoreau

One may as well dam for water tanks
the people's cathedrals and churches,
for no holier temple has ever
been consecrated by the heart of man.
- John Muir

The River of Life flows without emotion.
The River surges. The River quiets.
The River overflows its banks. The River dries to a trickle.
The River swirls and storms. The River becomes calm.
The River runs clear. The River runs dark with silt.
The River is indifferent to what benefit
or what harm is caused by its water.
The River is the River, and that is all there is to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

His answer trickled through my head like water through a sieve.
- Lewis Carroll

Take a course in good water and air;
and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own.
Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.
- John Muir

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
- African Proverb

He said to them, "Where is your faith?"
And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another,
"Who can this be?
For He commands even the winds and water,
and they obey Him!"
- Luke 8:25

The four building blocks of the universe are fire,
water, gravel and vinyl.
- Dave Barry

A lot of people like snow.
I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
- Carl Reiner

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying
to get back to where it was.
- Toni Morrison

Within 10 years it will be impossible to travel to
the North Pole by dog team.
There will be too much open water.
- Will Steger

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein
of water flowing hidden underground,
secretly making the ground green.
- Thomas Carlyle

Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for
days on nothing but food and water.
- W. C. Fields

Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man -
who has no gills.
- Ambrose Bierce

Even in the developing parts of the world,
kids take to computers like fish to water.
- Nicholas Negroponte

By polluting clear water with slime you will never
find good drinking water.
- Aeschylus

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.
- W. C. Fields

Friendship and money: oil and water.
- Mario Puzo

Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water.
After you get used to it, it ain't so hot.
- Minnie Pearl

Reminds me of my safari in Africa.
Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days
we had to live on nothing but food and water.
- W. C. Fields

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.
- Mitch Hedberg

You can't trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.
- W. C. Fields

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

On long haul flights I always drink loads and loads
of water and eat light and healthy food.
- Lisa Snowdon

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.
- Mitch Hedberg

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
- Horace

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River,
the headline that afternoon would read:
"President Can't Swim."
- Lyndon B. Johnson

In rivers, the water that you touch
is the last of what has passed
and the first of that which comes;
so with present time.
- Leonardo da Vinci

There are only three things women need in life:
food,
water, and compliments.
- Chris Rock

I live for playing live.
All my records are live, since After the Gold Rush,
with the exception of Trans and the vocals on Landing on Water.
- Neil Young

People blame me because these water mains break,
but I ask you, if the water mains didn't break,
would it be my responsibility to fix them then?
- Marion Berry


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