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It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. Its my partner.
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I have had dreams, and I've had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.

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There is no such thing as failure, there's just giving up too soon.

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When things get bad enough, then something happens to correct the course. And it's for that reason that I speak about evolution as an error-making and an error-correcting process. And if we can be ever so much better - ever so much slightly better - at error correcting than at error making, then we'll make it.

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Hope lies in dreams, in imagination and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.

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Some people are constructive, if you like. Others are destructive. It's this diversity in humankind that results in some making positive contributions and some negative contributions. It's necessary to have enough to make positive contributions to overcome the problems of each age.

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Nothing happens quite by chance. It's a question of accretion of information and experience.

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The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.

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Good parents give their children Roots and Wings. Roots to know where home is, wings to fly away and exercise what's been taught them.

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Your dreams tell you what to do; your reason tells you how to do it.

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As a child I was not interested in science. I was merely interested in things human, the human side of nature, if you like, and I continue to be interested in that. That's what motivates me.

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It is possible to create an epidemic of health which is self-organizing and self-propelling.

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I think of evolution as an error-making and error-correcting process, and we are constantly learning from experience.

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You can have a team of unconventional thinkers, as well as conventional thinkers. If you don't have the support of others you cannot achieve anything altogether on your own. It's like a cry in the wilderness. In each instance there were others who could see the same thing, and there were others who could not. It's an obvious difference we see in those who you might say have a bird's eye view, and those who have a worm's eye view. I've come to realize that we all have a different mind set, we all see things differently, and that's what the human condition is really all about.

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Evolution favors the survival of the wisest.

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The art of science is as important as so-called technical science. You need both. It's this combination that must be recognized and acknowledged and valued.

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IT IS SAID TO AWAIT CERTAINTY IS TO AWAIT ETERNITY.

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