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Walter Gilbert Quotes and Sayings

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We haven't been able yet to determine in terms of genes
what makes a human being a human and not another mammal.
- Walter Gilbert

The human's place in the universe will be set in the scheme of evolution,
the product of our biological inheritance.
- Walter Gilbert

Science doesn't in the slightest depend on trust.
It depends completely on the belief that you can demonstrate something for yourself.
- Walter Gilbert

Today we try to identify a gene and then study its properties.
- Walter Gilbert

 

We are embedded in a biological world and related to the organisms around us.
- Walter Gilbert

Biology will relate every human gene to the genes of
other animals and bacteria,
to this great chain of being.
- Walter Gilbert

The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.
- Walter Gilbert

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I have the same sense of the power and virtue of knowledge
that some people get from a religious background.
- Walter Gilbert

The interaction of the variation in our genes is what's
responsible for lots of our attributes and vigor.
- Walter Gilbert

The best project is one that asks a novel question.
- Walter Gilbert

We know specific genes are turned on in specific cells,
but we don't know to what extent this happens.
- Walter Gilbert

It's easier to change what you do than people think it is.
If you don't change, your field changes around you.
- Walter Gilbert

Everyone wants a hand in the outcome,
a piece of the knowledge.
- Walter Gilbert

Why do we do basic research? To learn about ourselves.
- Walter Gilbert

Early on, it's good to develop the ability to write.
Learning to write is a useful exercise,
even if what you're writing about is not that relevant.
- Walter Gilbert

By asking a novel question that you don't know the answer to,
you discover whether you can formulate a way of finding the answer,
and you stretch your own mind, and very often you learn something new.
- Walter Gilbert

In 15 years we'll have all the sequence,
a list of the genes everyone has in common and those
that differ among people.
We know only something like a tenth of 1 percent of
the sequence at the moment.
- Walter Gilbert

Scientists tend to be skeptical, but the weakness of
the community of science is that it tends to move into
preformed establishment modes that say this is the
only way of doing science,
the only valid view.
- Walter Gilbert

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier PHOTO

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like a Butterfly, I have been Reborn
with Bold Colors and Strong Wings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Your innermost core has always been pure.
Purity is intrinsic to you,
it cannot be taken away.
- Osho

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One never notices what has been done;
one can only see what remains to be done.
- Marie Curie

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world has always been in an uproar,
and it always will be.
Choose Peace. Choose to live with Peace.
Choose to interact peacefully with everyone -
especially those whose instinct is not to be peaceful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price.
May He be so to every one of us.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You have not been abandoned.
You are never alone, except by your own choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I accept everything that ever has been,
with no regrets, no resentments, and no call for vengeance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

I have been all things unholy.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield


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