Santiago Ramon Y Cajal Quotes

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Santiago Ramon Y Cajal Quotes

To solicit the aid of luck is like stirring muddy water to bring objects submerged at the bottom to the top where they can be seen. Every worker would to well to tempt their good luck. Nevertheless, we should not depend on it too much.
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The brain is a world consisting of a number of unexplored continents and great stretches of unknown territory.

— Santiago Ramon Y Cajal

Like the enotmologist in search of colorful butterflies, my attention has chased in the gardens of the grey matter cells with delicate and elegant shapes, the mysterious butterflies of the soul, whose beating of wings may one day reveal to us the secrets of the mind.

— Santiago Ramon Y Cajal

Unfortunately, nature seems unaware of our intellectual need for convenience and unity, and very often takes delight in complication and diversity.

— Santiago Ramon Y Cajal

In summary, all great work is the fruit of patience and perseverance, combined with tenacious concentration on a subject over a period of months or years.

— Santiago Ramon Y Cajal

Every man if he so desires becomes sculptor of his own brain.

— Santiago Ramon Y Cajal

Buffon said unreservedly, "Genius is simply patience carried to the extreme." To those who asked how he achieved fame he replied: "By spending forty years of my life bent over my writing desk."

— Santiago Ramon Y Cajal

Intellectual work is an act of creation. It is as if the mental image that is studied over a period of time were to sprout appendages like an ameba-outgrowths that extend in all directions while avoiding one obstacle after another-before interdigitating with related ideas.

— Santiago Ramon Y Cajal

In my own view, some advice about what should be known, about what technical education should be acquired, about the intense motivation needed to succeed, and about the carelessness and inclination toward bias that must be avoided is far more useful than all the rules and warnings of theoretical logic.

— Santiago Ramon Y Cajal

That which enters the mind through reason can be corrected. That which is admitted through faith, hardly ever.

— Santiago Ramon Y Cajal

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