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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on achievement, beginning, belief, body, creation, failure, future, interest, justice, knowledge, literature, logic, mathematics, men, merit, order, past, philosophy, physics, problems, research, schools, scienc

The study of logic becomes the central study in philosophy: it gives the method of research in philosophy, just as mathematics gives the method in physics. . . . All this supposed knowledge in the traditional systems must be swept away, and a new beginning must be made. . . . To the large and still growing body of men engaged in the pursuit of science, . . . the new method, successful already in such time-honored problems as number, infinity, continuity, space and time, should make an appeal which the older methods have wholly failed to make. The one and only condition, I believe, which is necessary in order to secure for philosophy in the near future an achievement surpassing all that has hitherto been accomplished by philosophers, is the creation of a school of men with scientific training and philosophical interests, unhampered by the traditions of the past, and not misled by the literary methods of those who copy the ancients in all except their merits.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: Our Knowledge of the External World, as a Field For Scientific Method in Philosophy

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A Quote by Bernard Mannes Baruch on belief, fatherhood, medicine, and research

I am interested in physical medicine because my father was. I am interested in medical research because I believe in it. I am interested in arthritis because I have it.

Bernard Baruch (1870 - 1965)

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A Quote by Benjamin Jowett on achievement, idleness, research, and value

Research! A mere excuse for idleness; it has never achieved, and will never achieve any results of the slightest value.

Benjamin Jowett (1817 - 1893)

Source: Unforgotten Years, by Logan Pearsall Smith.

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A Quote by Barbara McClintock on children, friendship, justice, and research

The geneticist Barbara McClintock once said of her research, I was just so interested in what I was doing I could hardly wait to get up in the morning and get at it. One of my friends, a geneticist, said I was a child, because only children can't wait to get up in the morning to get at what they want to do.

Barbara McClintock

Source: NAS Report on Being an Scientist, from ftp.nas.edu

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A Quote by Aristotle on leisure, mathematics, needs, practicality, research, and skill

Now that practical skills have developed enough to provide adequately for material needs, one of these sciences which are not devoted to utilitarian ends [mathematics] has been able to arise in Egypt, the priestly caste there having the leisure necessary for disinterested research.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Metaphysica, 1-981b

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A Quote by Alfred Adler on absence, generations, mathematics, research, and teachers

Each generation has its few great mathematicians, and mathematics would not even notice the absence of the others. They are useful as teachers, and their research harms no one, but it is of no importance at all. A mathematician is great or he is nothing.

Alfred Adler (1870 - 1937)

Source: "Mathematics and Creativity." The New Yorker Magazine, February 19, 1972.

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A Quote by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi de Nagyrapolt on machines, money, and research

Research is four things: brains with which to think, eyes with which to see, machines with which to measure and, fourth, money.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893 - 1986)

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A Quote by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi de Nagyrapolt on research and thought

Research is to see what everybody else has seen and to think what nobody else has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893 - 1986)

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A Quote by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi de Nagyrapolt on beginning, conscience, day, justice, life, money, past, research, scientists, society, and work

Basic research may seem very expensive. I am a well-paid scientist. My hourly wage is equal to that of a plumber, but sometimes my research remains barren of results for weeks, months or years and my conscience begins to bother me for wasting the taxpayer's money. But in reviewing my life's work, I have to think that the expense was not wasted. Basic research, to which we owe everything, is relatively very cheap when compared with other outlays of modern society. The other day I made a rough calculation which led me to the conclusion that if one were to add up all the money ever spent by man on basic research, one would find it to be just about equal to the money spent by the Pentagon this past year.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893 - 1986)

Source: Albert Szent-Györgyi, The Crazy Ape, Grosset and Dunlap, New York, 1971, p 72.

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on research

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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