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John Charles Polanyi Quotes and Sayings

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Some dreamers demand that scientists only discover
things that can be used for good.
- John Charles Polanyi

Related topics: Science

For scholarship - if it is to be scholarship -
requires,
in addition to liberty, that the truth take precedence
over all sectarian interests,
including self-interest.
- John Charles Polanyi

The scientific and scholarly community is marked by
the belief that the truth is to be found in all;
none can claim it as their monopoly.
- John Charles Polanyi

Scientists and scholars should constitute themselves
as an international NGO of exceptional authority.
- John Charles Polanyi

 

When, as we must often do, we fear science,
we really fear ourselves.
- John Charles Polanyi

Science gives us a powerful vocabulary,
and it is impossible to produce a vocabulary with which
one can only say nice things.
- John Charles Polanyi

Science exists, moreover, only as a journey toward troth.
Stifle dissent and you end that journey.
- John Charles Polanyi

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The most exciting thing in the twentieth century is science.
- John Charles Polanyi

Better to die in the pursuit of civilized values,
we believed, than in a flight underground.
We were offering a value system couched in the language of science.
- John Charles Polanyi

Though neglectful of their responsibility to protect science,
scientists are increasingly aware of their responsibility to society.
- John Charles Polanyi

For science must breathe the oxygen of freedom.
- John Charles Polanyi

If we treasure our own experience and regard it as real,
we must also treasure other people's experience.
- John Charles Polanyi

It is this, at its most basic, that makes science a humane pursuit;
it acknowledges the commonality of people's experience.
- John Charles Polanyi

The applause is a celebration not only of the actors
but also of the audience.
It constitutes a shared moment of delight.
- John Charles Polanyi

Today, Academies of Science use their influence around
the world in support of human rights.
- John Charles Polanyi

In the late 1950s a major topic under discussion was
whether Canada should acquire nuclear weapons.
- John Charles Polanyi

The eye searches for shapes.
It searches for a beginning, a middle,
and an end.
- John Charles Polanyi

Science never gives up searching for truth,
since it never claims to have achieved it.
- John Charles Polanyi

Human dignity is better served by embracing knowledge.
- John Charles Polanyi

In nation after nation, democracy has taken the place of autocracy.
- John Charles Polanyi

Others think it the responsibility of scientists to
coerce the rest of society,
because they have the power that derives from special knowledge.
- John Charles Polanyi

Though we explore in a culturally-conditioned way,
the reality we sketch is universal.
- John Charles Polanyi

The time has come to underscore the fact that our and
others' rights are contingent on our willingness to assert and defend them.
- John Charles Polanyi

Instead, in the absence of respect for human rights,
science and its offspring technology have been used
in this century as brutal instruments for oppression.
- John Charles Polanyi

Scientia is knowledge.
It is only in the popular mind that it is equated with facts.
- John Charles Polanyi

Under this scientific and moral pressure,
the Canadian government conceded publicly that the
use of these weapons in Vietnam was,
in their view, a contravention of the Geneva Protocol.
- John Charles Polanyi

Individual scientists like myself - and many more conspicuous -
pointed to the dangers of radioactive fallout over
Canada if we were to launch nuclear weapons to intercept incoming bombers.
- John Charles Polanyi

Our assessment of socio-economic worth is largely a sham.
We scientists should not lend ourselves to it -
though we routinely do.
We should, instead, insist on applying the criterion of quality.
- John Charles Polanyi

Young people ask me if this country is serious about science.
They aren't thinking about the passport that they will hold,
but the country that they must rely on for support and encouragement.
- John Charles Polanyi

What makes the Universal Declaration an epochal document
is first of all its global impetus and secondly the breadth of its claims,
a commitment to a new social contract,
binding on all the Governments of the world.
- John Charles Polanyi

A new sense of shared international responsibility
is unmistakable in the voices of the United Nations and its agencies,
and in the civil society of thousands of supra-national NGOs.
- John Charles Polanyi

The respect for human rights, essential if we are to use technology wisely,
is not something alien that must be grafted onto science.
On the contrary, it is integral to science,
as also to scholarship in general.
- John Charles Polanyi

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

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some days are simply meant for playing.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is nearly a certainty that some
of your expectations will not be met today -
choose Joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

Our grandchildren's grandchildren will shake their heads in shame
at some of the beliefs that we hold most dear today -
the question is, which ones?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We travel, some of us forever, to seek
other states, other lives, other souls.
- Anais Nin

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

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

Age does not protect you from love.
But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
- Anais Nin

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

Since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Put some distance between yourself
and whatever is concerning you.
Distance in space or time
always creates a new perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

He who is not everyday conquering some fear
has not learned the secret of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

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

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are a retelling in small letters
of the very same story
which is written across the whole world
in letters too large for some of us to see.
- C. S. Lewis

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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