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Irving Langmuir quotes (8)

And literature frequently rises to heights that make it international.
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Happy indeed is the scientist who not only has the pleasures which I have enumerated, but who also wins the recognition of fellow scientists and of the mankind which ultimately benefits from his endeavors.
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History proves abundantly that pure science, undertaken without regard to applications to human needs, is usually ultimately of direct benefit to mankind.
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Medicine also disregards national boundaries.
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Science, almost from its beginnings, has been truly international in character. National prejudices disappear completely in the scientist's search for truth.
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The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.
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This coupling together of science with international peace, is, I think, particularly significant.
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To my mind, the most important aspect of the Nobel Awards is that they bring home to the masses of the peoples of all nations, a realization of their common interests. They carry to those who have no direct contact with science the international spirit.
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