Top 9 John Charles Polanyi Quotes

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John Polanyi is a Canadian scientist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. John Polanyi was born on January 23, 1929, in Berlin, Germany. John Polanyi pursued his higher education at the University of Manchester, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1949. He continued his studies at the University of Toronto, obtaining his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1952.

Famous John Charles Polanyi Quotes

“When, as we must often do, we fear science, we really fear ourselves. Human dignity is better served by embracing knowledge.” ~ John Charles Polanyi
“If we treasure our own experience and regard it as real, we must also treasure other people’s experience.” ~ John Charles Polanyi
“Authority in science exists to be questioned, since heresy is the spring from which new ideas flow.” ~ John Charles Polanyi
“In education the appetite does indeed grow with eating. I have never known anyone to abandon study because they knew too much.” ~ John Charles Polanyi
“Instead, in the absence of respect for human rights, science and its offspring technology have been used in this century as brutal instruments for oppression.” ~ John Charles Polanyi
“Even in the world of molecules the civilising influence of modest restraints is a cause for rejoicing.” ~ John Charles Polanyi
“Science is an enterprise that can only flourish if it puts the truth ahead of nationality, ethnicity, class and color.” ~ John Charles Polanyi
“A wise man in China asked his gardener to plant a shrub. The gardener objected that it only flowered once in a hundred years. “In that case,” said the wise man, “plant it immediately.” [On the importance of fundamental research.]” ~ John Charles Polanyi
“Science exists, moreover, only as a journey toward troth. Stifle dissent and you end that journey.” ~ John Charles Polanyi