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Ivan Pavlov
(1849-1936) born on
Sep 14
Russian physiologist. He discovered conditioned reflex [Pavlovian reflexes] with experiments on dogs; won Nobel Prize, 1904.
         
   
F
School yourself to demureness and patience. Learn to inure yourself to drudgery in science. Learn, compare, collect the facts.

R
While you are experimenting, do not remain content with the surface of things. Don't become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin.
A
Facts are the air of the scientists. Without them you never can fly.
N
Gradualness, gradualness, and gradualness. From the very beginning of your work, school yourself to severe gradualness in the accumulation of knowledge.
K
[S]cience demands from a man all his life. If you had two lives that would not be enough for you. Be passionate in your work and in your searching.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Bequest to the Academic Youth of Soviet Russia," 27 Feb 1936.
R: In "Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations," ed. Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: In "Older & Wiser, ed. by G. B. Dianda and B. J. Hofmayer, 1995.
K: From an Internet collection of quotations.
   


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