Linus Pauling Quotes (28 quotes)
Nobel Lecture for The Nobel Peace Prize 1962 (11 December 1963)
“If you want to have good ideas you must have many ideas. Most of them will be wrong, and what you have to learn is which ones to throw away.”
As quoted by Francis Crick in his presentation The Impact of Linus Pauling on Molecular Biology (1995)
Linus Pauling In His Own Words (1995) by Barbara Marinacci ISBN 0684813874
“Only when I began studying chemical engineering at Oregon Agricultural College did I realize that I myself might discover something new about the nature of the world.”
Linus Pauling In His Own Words (1995) by Barbara Marinacci
“What astonished me was the very low toxicity of a substance that has such very great physiological power. A little pinch, 5 mg, every day, is enough to keep a person from dying of pellagra, but it is so lacking in toxicity that ten thousand times as much can be taken without harm.”
Statement about vitamin B3, (either niacin or niacinamide), in How to Live Longer and Feel Better (1986), Avon Books, ISBN 0-380-70289-4, p. 24
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsLinus Pauling
Born: February 28, 1901
Died: August 19, 1994 (aged 93)
Bio: Linus Carl Pauling was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author, and educator. He was one of the most influential chemists in history and ranks among the most important scientists of the 20th century. Pauling was among the first scientists to work in the fields of quantum chemistry and molecular biology.