Facts about Joshua Lederberg

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Joshua Lederberg was a famous Scientist from USA, who lived between May 23, 1925 and February 2, 2008.

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He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by Joshua.

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Famous quotes by Joshua Lederberg (32)


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"Try hard to find out what you're good at and what your passions are, and where the two converge, and build your life around that"
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"Life's a hobby"
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"I don't believe anybody can really grasp everything that's even in one textbook"
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"Being successful at a very young age gave me the confidence and the capability to try out other things"
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"If you want to solve very complex problems, you will have to end up letting machines work out a lot of the details for themselves, and in ways that we don't understand what they are doing"
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"By the time I was 12 or 13, I was studying biochemistry textbooks"
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"All of civility depends on being able to contain the rage of individuals"
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"I'm not easily inhibited by the fact that I don't know something about a subject. It doesn't stop me from dabbling in it"
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"I was making a lot of momentous personal decisions. I was still very very young: when the prize was awarded, I was 33; the work I had done when I was 21"
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"I got my Nobel Prize for my lab work"
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"I did get a very fine education, and not just in science. It took some pressure on the part of my elders to convince me that I really should take an interest in humanities"
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"I believe I am a person with unusual talents. I think I'd be a liar or stupid if I were to deny that"
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"Everybody has to learn for the first time"
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"Although I am a public figure, I'm still a little shy. I don't think my own personality is important. I prefer to keep some small dosage of privacy"
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"If you wanted to dissect the structure of living cells, genetic analysis was an extremely powerful method, so my interest turned to that"
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"I think we have to believe we are here for some purpose, and I know there are many cynics who will deny it, but they don't live as if they deny it"
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"I certainly saw science as a kind of calling, and one with as much legitimacy as a religious calling"
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"If lifespan jumps by 30 or 40 years, that has enormous implications"
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"If it takes you 20 or 25 years to establish yourself in one field, you really ought to be careful not to stray too far"
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"I was reading five or six years ahead of my grade during public school. I was pretty bored. I made a contract with some of my teachers that if I didn't ask too many questions, I could work in the back of the room"
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"I have many shortcomings. I feel very lucky to have been able to have what I've had"
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"As soon as you go into any biological process in any real detail, you discover it's open-ended in terms of what needs to be found out about it"
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"My ambitions were already very clearly fixed by the time I was 6 or 7"
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"I'd like to put in a vote for the intrinsic fascination of science"
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"I started on the use of the Internet for scientific communication. Our research group was one of the very first to make really systematic use of it as a way of managing research projects"
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"I hope I've lived a life of science whose style will encourage younger people"
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"I get curious about new things. My real strength is going into a field that has not been investigated before, and finding new approaches to it"
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"We are all very individual. You have to find out what you can do best, and be self-conscious about that"
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"I'm chairing a UNESCO committee on how to improve global Internet communications for science; help third-world people get onto the Net so they can be part of the process"
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"I wish I had a talent for dropping things as well as taking on new ones. It gets to be quite a clutter after a while"
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"A Swedish newspaper reporter called and said, You've been awarded the Prize. I was quite sure it was a practical joke"
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"If we have isolated individuals able to inflict enormous harm, imagine what a single lunatic can do with a nuclear weapon. I think the whole base of civil society is at risk"


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