A Quote by Sigmund Freud on questions, research, soul, and women

The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is 'What does a woman want?'

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Source: quoted in Ernest Jones' Sigmund Freud: Life and Work

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A Quote by Russell Baker on dedication, research, and science

Research is a scientific activity dedicated to discovering what makes grass green.

Russell Baker

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A Quote by Prof. H. E. Stocher on confession, errors, facts, energy, research, strength, and weakness

Research teaches a man to admit he is wrong and to be proud of the fact that he does so, rather than try with all his energy to defend an unsound plan because he is afraid that admission of error is a confession of weakness when rather it is a sign of strength.

Prof. H. E. Stocher

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A Quote by Marston Bates on blindness and research

Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.

Marston Bates

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A Quote by Madame Marie Curie on desires, doubt, efficiency, good, humanity, impossibility, interest, life, men, needs, organize, practicality, profit, research, society, wealth, and work

Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit. Without doubt, these dreamers do not deserve wealth, because they do not desire it. Even so, a well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task, in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research.

Marie Curie (1867 - 1934)

Source: Eve Curie (trans. Vincent Sheean), Madame Curie, Simon and Schuster, NY, 1946

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on experience, ignorance, research, study, and truth

Study and research into truth often only serves to make us see by experience our natural ignorance.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by John Lahr on promotion, research, silence, society, suspicion, and value

Accustomed to the veneer of noise, to the shibboleths of promotion, public relations, and market research, society is suspicious of those who value silence.

John Lahr

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A Quote by John C. Polanyi on discovery, guidance, research, science, and scientists

(Concerning the allocation of research funds) It is folly to use as one's guide in the selection of fundamental science the criterion of utility. Not because (scientists) . . . despise utility. But because . . . useful outcomes are best identified after the making of discoveries, rather than before.

John C. Polanyi (1929 -)

Source: keynote address toCanadian Society for theWeizmann Instituteof Science,Toronto,June 2,1996

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A Quote by John Burke on authors, plagiarism, and research

If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism. If you steal from two, it's research.

John Burke

Source: Bogue's Progress: The Fabulous Adventures of Wilson Mizner chapter 9, p. 167 (1975).

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A Quote by James Keller on college, facts, people, psychology, questions, research, and students

A psychologist once asked a group of college students to jot down, in thirty seconds, the initials of the people they disliked. Some of the students taking the test could think of only one person. Others listed as many as fourteen. The interesting fact that came out of this bit of research was this: Those who disliked the largest number were themselves the most widely disliked. When we find ourselves continually disliking others, we ought to bring ourselves up short and ask ourselves the question: "What is wrong with me."

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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