Linus Pauling Quotes

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Linus Pauling Quotes

In teaching, you do not want to COVER things, you want to UNCOVER them. The best way to get good ideas is to have lots of ideas.
— Linus Pauling —

I realized that more and more I was saying, 'It seems to me that we have come to the time war ought to be given up. It no longer makes sense to kill 20 million or 40 million people because of a dispute between two nations who are running things, or decisions made by the people who really are running things. It no longer makes sense. Nobody wins. Nobody benefits from destructive war of this sort and there is all of this human suffering.' And Einstein was saying the same thing of course. So that is when we decided - my wife and I - that first, I was pretty effective as a speaker. Second, I better start boning up, studying these other fields so that nobody could stand up and say, 'Well, the authorities say such and such '.

— Linus Pauling

I think that the formation of [DNA's] structure by Watson and Crick may turn out to be the greatest developments in the field of molecular genetics in recent years.

— Linus Pauling

By the proper intakes of vitamins and other nutrients and by following a few other healthful practices from youth or middle age on, you can, I believe, extend your life and years of well-being by twenty-five or even thirty-five years.

— Linus Pauling

I believe all complicated phenomena can be explained by simpler scientific principles.

— Linus Pauling

Everyone should know that the 'war on cancer' is largely a fraud.

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Although physicians, as part of their training, are taught that the dosage of a drug that is prescribed for the patient must be very carefully determined and controlled, they seem to have difficulty in remembering that the same principle applies to the vitamins.

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Science is the search for truth - it is not a game in which one tries to beat his opponent, to do harm to others.

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Just one living cell in the human body is, more complex than New York City.

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[David Harker asked: Dr Pauling, how do you have so many good ideas?]
Well David, I have a lot of ideas and throw away the bad ones.

— Linus Pauling

Life is a relationship among molecules and not a property of any molecule.

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[Instead of collecting stamps, he collected dictionaries and encyclopaedias:] Because you can learn more from them.

— Linus Pauling

In teaching, you do not want to COVER things, you want to UNCOVER them. The best way to get good ideas is to have lots of ideas.

— Linus Pauling

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