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Frederick Sanger Quotes

Frederick Sanger Quotes & Quotations
Frederick Sanger
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    After taking my B.A. degree in 1939 I remained at the University for a further year to take an advanced course in Biochemistry, and surprised myself and my teachers by obtaining a first class examination result. Frederick-SangerFrederick Sanger
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    And indeed this theme has been at the centre of all my research since 1943, both because of its intrinsic fascination and my conviction that a knowledge of sequences could contribute much to our understanding of living matter. Frederick-SangerFrederick Sanger
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    From 1944 to 1951 I held a Beit Memorial Fellowship for Medical Research, and since 1951 I have been on the staff of the Medical Research Council. Frederick-SangerFrederick Sanger
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    I and my colleagues here have been engaged in the pursuit of knowledge. Frederick-SangerFrederick Sanger
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    I believe that we have been doing this not primarily to achieve riches or even honour, but rather because we were interested in the work, enjoyed doing it and felt very strongly that it was worthwhile. Frederick-SangerFrederick Sanger
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    In this atmosphere I soon became interested in nucleic acids. Frederick-SangerFrederick Sanger
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    Influenced by him, and probably even more so by my brother Theodore (a year older than me), I soon became interested in biology and developed a respect for the importance of science and the scientific method. Frederick-SangerFrederick Sanger
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    It is like a voyage of discovery into unknown lands, seeking not for new territory but for new knowledge. It should appeal to those with a good sense of adventure. Frederick-SangerFrederick Sanger
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    It seemed to me that here was a way to really understand living matter and to develop a more scientific basis to many medical problems. Frederick-SangerFrederick Sanger
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    It was Neuberger who first taught me how to do research, both technically and as a way of life, and I owe much to him. Frederick-SangerFrederick Sanger
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    Scientific research is one of the most exciting and rewarding of occupations. Frederick-SangerFrederick Sanger
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    Until 1943 I received no stipend. I was able to support myself as my mother was the daughter of a relatively wealthy cotton manufacturer. Frederick-SangerFrederick Sanger
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    When I was young my Father used to tell me that the two most worthwhile pursuits in life were the pursuit of truth and of beauty and I believe that Alfred Nobel must have felt much the same when he gave these prizes for literature and the sciences. Frederick-SangerFrederick Sanger