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Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.
— James Bryant Conant —

In every section of the entire area where the word science may properly be applied, the limiting factor is a human one. We shall have rapid or slow advance in this direction or in that depending on the number of really first-class men who are engaged in the work in question ... So in the last analysis, the future of science in this country will be determined by our basic educational policy.

— James Bryant Conant

Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.

— James Bryant Conant

The stumbling way in which even the ablest of the scientists in every generation have had to fight through thickets of erroneous observations, misleading generalizations, inadequate formulation, and unconscious prejudice is rarely appreciated by those who obtain their scientific knowledge from textbooks.

— James Bryant Conant

The dignity of man is vindicated as much by the thinker and poet as by the statesman and soldier.

— James Bryant Conant

Diversity of opinion within the framework of loyalty to our free
society is not only basic to a university but to the entire nation.

— James Bryant Conant

A conceptual scheme is never discarded merely because of a few stubborn facts with which it cannot be reconciled; a conceptual scheme is either modified or replaced by a better one, never abandoned with nothing left to take its place.

— James Bryant Conant

Science is a dynamic undertaking directed to lowering the degree of the empiricism involved in solving problems; or, if you prefer, science is a process of fabricating a web of interconnected concepts and conceptual schemes arising from experiments and observations and fruitful of further experiments and observations.

— James Bryant Conant

Scientific research is compounded of ... empirical procedures, general speculative ideas, and mathematical or abstract reasoning.

— James Bryant Conant

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