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    "We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. It must be done for itself, for the beauty of science, and then there is always the chance that a scientific discovery may become like the radium a benefit for humanity."

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    Quotations about Character

    • One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
    • I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
      Ethan of Athos, 1986, by Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
    • Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
    • Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
    • Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
      The Confucian Analects, by Confucius
    • Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
      "Slouching Towards Bethlehem", by Joan Didion
    • The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.
    • Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
    • People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
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