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"There are no shortcuts in evolution."
Louis D. Brandeis

"Like the furtive collectors of stolen art, cell biologists are forced to be lonely admirers of spectacular architecture, exquisite symmetry, dramas of violence and death, mobility, self-sacrifice and, yes, rococo sex."
Lorraine Lee Cudmore

"Cells let us walk, talk, think, make love and realize the bath water is cold."
Lorraine Lee Cudmore

"The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives, but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves; most things, in fact, are better in the morning."
Lewis Thomas

"The uniformity of earth's life, more astonishing than its diversity, is accountable by the high probability that we derived, originally, from some single cell, fertilized in a bolt of lightning as the earth cooled."
Lewis Thomas

"Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly."
Linus Pauling

"The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers."
Lewis Thomas

"When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods."
Leon Battista Alberti

"The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage."
Mark Russell

"Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway."
Mary Kay Ash

"A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."
Maxwell Planck

"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

"There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact."
Mark Twain

"Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them."
Martin Henry Fischer

"The facts of the present won't sit still for a portrait. They are constantly vibrating, full of clutter and confusion."
Macneile Dixon

"Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess."
Margaret Mead

"Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life."
Marcus Aurelius

"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood."
Marie Curie

"Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: 'Ye must have faith.'"
Maxwell Planck

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