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Paul Nurse Quotes and Sayings

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Better understanding of the natural world not only
enhances all of us as human beings,
but can also be harnessed for the better good,
leading to improved health and quality of life.
- Paul Nurse

After an extensive interview he arranged for my weaknesses
in foreign languages to be over-looked and so I started
a Biology degree at Birmingham in 1967.
- Paul Nurse

I have an idealistic view of science as a liberalising
and progressive force for humanity.
- Paul Nurse

It has been a privilege to pursue knowledge for its
own sake and to see how it might help mankind in more practical ways.
- Paul Nurse

 

This possibility bothered me as I thought it was not
advisable to remain in one academic environment,
and the long dark winters in Edinburgh could be rather dismal.
- Paul Nurse

My parents were neither wealthy nor academic,
but we lived comfortably and they were always extremely
supportive of my academic efforts and aspirations,
both at school and university.
- Paul Nurse

I am still a keen mountain walker and an enthusiastic glider pilot.
- Paul Nurse

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I was by far the youngest of the family,
and at times it was like being an only child.
- Paul Nurse

It was during my time at secondary school that I abandoned religion.
- Paul Nurse

I think it was this curiosity about the natural world
which awoke my early interest in science.
- Paul Nurse

My parents were born in Norfolk and spent their early
years working in the big houses of that rural English county,
my mother as a cook and my father as a handyman and chauffeur.
- Paul Nurse

At age 11 in 1960, I moved to an academic state secondary school,
Harrow County Grammar School for Boys.
- Paul Nurse

During the winter my attention was attracted to the
changes in the stars and planets in the sky.
- Paul Nurse

Scientific understanding is often beautiful,
a profoundly aesthetic experience which gives pleasure
not unlike the reading of a great poem.
- Paul Nurse

This time at Birmingham turned me into a general biologist,
and ever since then I have always tried to take a biological
approach to any research project that I have undertaken.
- Paul Nurse

Therefore, I reasoned that study of the cell cycle
responsible for the reproduction of cells was important
and might even be illuminating about the nature of life.
- Paul Nurse

I felt strongly that since the pursuit of good science
was so difficult it was essential that the problem
being studied was an important one to justify the effort expanded.
- Paul Nurse

My 6 years with Murdoch were pivotal for my entire research career.
- Paul Nurse

I had a great time investigating the pigments of different
mutant fruit flies by following experimental protocols
published in Scientific American,
and I also remember making my own beetle collection
when it was still acceptable to make such collections.
- Paul Nurse

A key issue in developmental biology at that time was
the problem of how cells underwent differentiation,
with most workers concentrating on explanations in
terms of changes in enzyme and gene regulation.
- Paul Nurse

My main efforts focussed on trying to identify the
rate controlling steps during the cell cycle.
Crucial for this analysis were wee mutants that were
advanced prematurely through the cell cycle and so
divided at a reduced cell size.
- Paul Nurse

I was never very good at exams, having a poor memory
and finding the examination process rather artificial,
and there never seemed to be enough time to follow
up things that really interested me.
- Paul Nurse

I met my wife Anne who was a sociology student,
and her influence together with activities associated
with the student movement of the time opened up my
interests amongst other things into the theatre,
art, music, politics and philosophy.
- Paul Nurse

Like many students, I found the drudgery of real experiments
and the slowness of progress a complete shock,
and at my low points I contemplated other alternative
careers including study of the philosophy or sociology of science.
- Paul Nurse

I decided that the University of Sussex in Brighton
was a good place for this work because it had a strong
tradition in bacterial molecular genetics and an excellent reputation in biology.
- Paul Nurse

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher PHOTO

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt PHOTO

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe PHOTO

Anger? perhaps there is a better way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

You have to learn the rules of the game.
And then you have to play better than anyone else.
- Albert Einstein

Better late than never.
- Proverb

Genius is the power to labor better and more availably.
Deserve thy genius: exalt it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
- Samuel Beckett

Build a better mousetrap
and the world will beat a path to your door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never mind what others do;
do better than yourself,
beat your own record from day to day,
and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Vision stands on the shoulders of what is actual
to get a better view of what is possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

Positive thinking will let you do everything
better than negative thinking will.
- Zig Ziglar

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Ignorance and bungling with love
are better than wisdom and skill without.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right,
than to be responsible and wrong.
- Winston Churchill

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority
has made the world better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is better to conquer yourself
than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you,
not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
- The Buddha


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