Irving Langmuir

Irving Langmuir

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Author Profession: US Scientist
Born: January 31, 1881
Died: August 16, 1957
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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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.

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.

The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.

Medicine also disregards national boundaries.

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.

History proves abundantly that pure science, undertaken without regard to applications to human needs, is usually ultimately of direct benefit to mankind.

This coupling together of science with international peace, is, I think, particularly significant.

And literature frequently rises to heights that make it international.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

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I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger

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