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"My mind is my laboratory." - Albert Einstein

"The library is the mathematician's laboratory." - Paul Halmos

"That dark laboratory we call the soil." - Aldo Leopold

"Conversation is the laboratory and workshop of the student." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I think of Texas as the laboratory for bad government." - Molly Ivins

"All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind." - Martin H Fischer

"Vietnam was as much a laboratory experiment as a war." - John Pilger

"From him [Wilard Bennett] I learned how different a working laboratory is from a student laboratory. The answers are not known! [While an undergraduate, doing experimental measurements in the laboratory of his professor, at Ohio State University.]" - William M. Fowler

"Scientists are still trying to produce life in the laboratory, but it shouldn't be difficult if the laboratory assistant is pretty and willing." - Laurence J Peter

"A laboratory of natural history is a sanctuary where nothing profane should be tolerated. I feel less agony at improprieties in churches than in a scientific laboratory." - Louis Agassiz

"I came out of independent film, that's my roots. I used my independent film as a laboratory, and used what I could discover in that laboratory." - Nicolas Cage

"One works in one's laboratory - one's chaotic laboratory - with students and colleagues, doing what one most wants to do - then all this happens! It is overwhelming." - Haldan Keffer Hartline

"A first-rate laboratory is one in which mediocre scientists can produce outstanding work." - Patrick Blackett, Baron Blackett

"Innovation and renewal are required to keep a laboratory on the frontiers of science." - Burton Richter

"The true laboratory is the mind, where behind illusions we uncover the laws of truth" - Jagadish Chandra Bose

"What is possible in the Cavendish Laboratory may not be too difficult in the sun." - Arthur Eddington

"An hour spent in the library is worth a month in the laboratory." - Anonymous

"Quantum phenomena do not occur in a Hilbert space. They occur in a laboratory." - Asher Peres

"The modern research laboratory can be a large and complicated social organism." - J. Michael Bishop

"I was in an industrial laboratory because academia found me unsuitable" - Benoit Mandelbrot

"The Alchemy's secret key is hidden in the laboratory of the man and woman." - Samael Aun Weor

"Wilderness, then, assumes unexpected importance as a laboratory for the study of land - health." - Aldo Leopold

"Motto for a research laboratory: what we work on today, others will first think of tomorrow." - Alan Perlis

"I looked upon myself, in a sort of romantic and silly way, as like a laboratory." - Keith Richards

"A month in the laboratory can often save an hour in the library." - Frank Westheimer

"We are chemists in the laboratory of the Infinite. What, then shall we create?" - Ernest Holmes

"History is the only laboratory we have in which to test the consequences of thought." - Etienne Gilson

"I used to work in a hospital, in a laboratory doing phlebotomy. I was a vampire." - John Edward

"I was in an industrial laboratory because academia found me unsuitable." - Benoit Mandelbrot

"I was hired as a computer programmer for a national laboratory at age 15." - Andy Weir

"The gastric laboratory uses its protein ferment under an acid reaction." - Ivan Pavlov

"Modern science is fast-moving, and no laboratory can exist for long with a program based on old facilities. Innovation and renewal are required to keep a laboratory on the frontiers of science." - Burton Richter

"I want to get out in the water. I want to see fish, real fish, not fish in a laboratory." - Sylvia Earle

"Volunteer activities can foster enormous leadership skills. The nonprofit professional volunteer world is a laboratory for self - realization." - Madeleine M Kunin

"If I had done everything I'm credited with, I'd be speaking to you from a laboratory jar at Harvard." - Frank Sinatra

"Verily, chemistry is not a splitting of hairs when you have got half a dozen raw Irishmen in the laboratory." - Henry David Thoreau

"I like to be in the laboratory with the doors closed. I like experimenting and trying things." - Nigel Godrich

"A couple of months in the laboratory can frequently save a couple of hours in the library." - Frank Westheimer

"Hypotheses like professors, when they are seen not to work any longer in the laboratory, should disappear." - Henry Edward Armstrong

"The laws of physics and chemistry must be the same in a crucible as in the larger laboratory of Nature." - Alfred Harker

"No one but a theorist believes his theory; everyone puts faith in a laboratory result but the experimenter himself." - Albert Einstein

"Cities are an immense laboratory of trial and error, failure and success, in city building and city design." - Jane Jacobs

"Solitude is an excellent laboratory in which to observe the extent to which manners and habits are conditioned by others." - Richard E Byrd

"Rediscovery in the library may be a more difficult and uncertain process than the first discovery in the laboratory." - John William Strutt

"If a healthy minded person takes an interest in science, he gets busy with his mathematics and haunts the laboratory." - W.S. Franklin

"History provides a laboratory in which we see played out the actual, as well as the intended, consequences of ideas." - Elizabeth Coleman

"Don't despise empiric truth. Lots of things work in practice for which the laboratory has never found proof." - Martin H Fischer

"I consider nature a vast chemical laboratory in which all kinds of composition and decompositions are formed." - Antoine Lavoisier

"They don't understand the multi-life sequences. Anything they can't see in a laboratory, they think is nonsense." - Frederick Lenz

"As an undergraduate at Harvard in the 1960s, I was fascinated by my visits to psychologist B.F. Skinner's laboratory." - Andrew Weil

"All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress." - Tennessee Williams

"We're all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress." - Tennessee Williams

"[Chemistry] laboratory work was my first challenge. ... I still carry the scars of my first discovery-that test-tubes are fragile." - Edward Teller

"Unless our laboratory results are to give us artificialities, mere scientific curiosities, they must be subjected to interpretation by gradual re-approximation to conditions of life." - John Dewey

"There are no objective tests in psychiatry-no X-ray, laboratory, or exam finding that says definitively that someone does or does not have a mental disorder." - Allen Frances

"In the laboratory the gambits all test unfavorably, but the old rule wears well, that all gambits are sound over the board." - William Ewart Napier

"Research, in nature's laboratory, never stops. It explores every possibility. It never lacks funding. It is never demoralized by failed experiments. It cannot be lobbied." - Verlyn Klinkenborg

"Conversation is our account of ourselves...Conversation is the vent of character as well as thoughts...It is the laboratory of the student." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Research, in nature's laboratory, never stops. It explores every possibility. It never lacks funding. It is never demoralized by failed experiments. It cannot be lobbied." - Verlyn Klinkenborg

"I run a modest-sized laboratory thats looking specifically at what we call the pathogenic mechanisms of HIV disease, or AIDS." - Anthony S. Fauci

"Giving cancer to laboratory animals has not and will not help us to understand the disease or to treat those persons suffering from it." - Albert Sabin

"Nationalism is blamed for this century's wars, but nationalism need not mean militarism. And the nation-state has been the laboratory of liberty." - George Will

"Painters, especially American painters since the Second World War, have been much more troubled, beset by formal perplexity, than American writers. Theyve been a laboratory for everybody." - Donald Barthelme

"We need to transmute the lead of personality into the gold of the Spirit. This work is only possible in the laboratory of the Alchemist." - Samael Aun Weor

"Much as I admired the elegance of physical theories, which at that time geology wholly lacked, I preferred a life in the woods to one in the laboratory." - John Tuzo Wilson

"An intelligent patient, private or otherwise, to whom you have taken the trouble to explain the nature of the investigation, makes the best laboratory animal." - Fuller Albright

"A neat and orderly laboratory is unlikely. It is, after all, so much a place of false starts and multiple attempts." - Isaac Asimov

"[...] any fool can make a discovery. Every baby has to discover more in the first years of its life than Roger Bacon ever discovered in his laboratory." - George Bernard Shaw

"The body is a marvelous machine...a chemical laboratory, a power-house. Every movement, voluntary or involuntary, full of secrets and marvels" - Theodor Herzl

"Like thousands of other boys, I had a little chemical laboratory in our cellar and think that some of our friends thought me a bit crazy." - Linus Pauling

"There are no bona fide treatments available for embryonic stem cells. There is nothing in the laboratory, and there is certainly nothing in the clinics available to patients." - Michael C. Burgess

"Only in education, never in the life of farmer, sailor, merchant, physician, or laboratory experimenter, does knowledge mean primarily a store of information aloof from doing." - John Dewey

"First, there was 2 Stupid Dogs. Then, Dexters Laboratory. And now, Powerpuff Girls. There were a lot of little things in between, but those were the main ones." - Craig Mccracken

"The mind is a vagrant thing.... Thinking is not analogous to a person working in a laboratory who invents something on company time." - Daniel J Boorstin

"Oh, Hello. I'm Eugene Mirman, and I'm here to introduce my special. It's called An Evening of Comedy in a Fake Underground Laboratory." - Eugene Mirman

"We have not, in fact, proved that science excludes miracles: we have only proved that the question of miracles, like innumerable other questions, excludes laboratory treatment." - C S Lewis

"I'm not an advocate for everything that rolls out of the laboratory. I'm an advocate for things sanctioned by millennia of usage." - Terence Mckenna

"All the stuff we've ever seen in the laboratory, all the kinds of particles and matter and energy, that only makes up 5 percent of our universe." - Sean M Carroll

"Once you close down your laboratory, you can't just rev it up again if you're able to finally get a grant." - Laurie Glimcher

"[The body is] a marvelous machine... a chemical laboratory, a power-house. Every movement, voluntary or involuntary, full of secrets and marvels!" - Theodor Herzl

"[On being asked to autograph a fan's school chemistry book:] Sure thing, man. I used to be a laboratory myself once." - Keith Richards

"Our education apparatus can't be one that produces robots. That can happen in laboratory. There has to be overall personality development." - Narendra Modi

"M. A. Rosanoff: Mr. Edison, please tell me what laboratory rules you want me to observe. Edison: There ain't no rules around here. We're trying to accomplish somep'n!" - Thomas A Edison

"As an experimental psychologist, I have been trained not to believe anything unless it can be demonstrated in the laboratory on rats or sophomores." - Steven Pinker

"Be it whim or emergency, the modern laboratory is equally at the service of romance, equally ready to gratify mankind with a torpedo or a toy." - Richard Le Gallienne

"I love films for the fact that it is like working under a microscope. It is sort of like a laboratory." - Ajay Naidu

"Why spend a day in the library when you can learn the same thing by working in the laboratory for a month?" - Frank Westheimer

"Now, an embryo may seem like some scientific or laboratory term, but, in fact, the embryo contains the unique information that defines a person." - Todd Akin

"Painters, especially American painters since the Second World War, have been much more troubled, beset by formal perplexity, than American writers. They've been a laboratory for everybody." - Donald Barthelme

"The Director of the Laboratory, George Reynolds, was most supportive of my efforts to work independently. There followed for ten years a glorious time for research." - James Cronin

"A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales." - Marie Curie

"First, there was 2 Stupid Dogs. Then, Dexter's Laboratory. And now, Powerpuff Girls. There were a lot of little things in between, but those were the main ones." - Craig Mccracken

"I see my studio like a laboratory, where I work like an investigator - it's almost forensic. I love the discovery process in painting." - Ross Bleckner

"Put off your imagination, as you put off your overcoat, when you enter the laboratory. Put it on again, as you put on your overcoat, when you leave." - Claude Bernard

"Our laboratory is a place that celebrates diversity and is totally open to all differences, not just sex but also age, ethnicity, religion and other traditions." - Fabiola Gianotti

"Smell and taste are in fact but a single composite sense, whose laboratory is the mouth and its chimney the nose." - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

"The laboratory routine, which involves a great deal of measurement, filing, and tabulation, is either my lifeline or my chief handicap, I hardly know which." - Charles Francis Richter

"Growing the mycelium of the Chaga mushroom under laboratory conditions provides an ecologically friendly alternative supply of this unique medicinal mushroom." - Paul Stamets

"My dream is to be a doctor. I'm almost working in a laboratory, because I'm trying new techniques, new directions and fabrics, new weaving." - Alber Elbaz

"I run a modest-sized laboratory that's looking specifically at what we call 'the pathogenic mechanisms of HIV disease, or AIDS.'" - Anthony Fauci

"For a novelist, a given historic situation is an anthropologic laboratory in which he explores his basic question: What is human existence?" - Milan Kundera

"I wanted to find out exactly who was in charge, whether it was God Himself or whether it was scientists in the laboratory. It was us." - Robert Edwards

"There are no bona fide treatments available for embryonic stem cells. There is nothing in the laboratory, and there is certainly nothing in the clinics available to patients." - Michael Burgess

"The center will be fully operational in two years' time, but probably in the middle of the year we will have a temporary laboratory of 4,000 square feet." - Luc Montagnier

"What we do in the laboratory is we try to design drugs that will not just eradicate cancer cells but will eradicate their homes." - Siddhartha Mukherjee

"There is therefore no reason to put a limit to evolutionary possibility by taking our present organization or status of existence as final. The animal is a laboratory in which Nature has worked out man; man may very well be a laboratory in which she wills to work out superman, to disclose the soul as a divine being, to evolve a divine nature." - Sri Aurobindo

"Scientists want full proof under laboratory conditions. And the answer is very simple: When Im put under pressure, I cant perform. Even the phenomenon Im most known for. When Im on stage, Im not under pressure and it happens. In other important places, it happens. But in a laboratory where I really want it to happen, its very hard for me." - Uri Geller

"Every year tens of thousands of animals suffer and die in laboratory tests of cosmetics and household products...despite the fact that the test results do not help prevent or treat accidental or purposeful misuse of the products. Please join me in using your voice for those whose cries are forever sealed behind the laboratory doors." - Woody Harrelson

"In my own house I rigged up a laboratory and studied chemistry in the evenings, determined that there should be nothing in the manufacture of steel that I would not know. Although I had received no technical education I made myself master of chemistry and of the laboratory, which proved of lasting value." - Charles M Schwab

"We have to be plumbers, electricians, construction engineers, or workers, on the space station, but at the same time running a laboratory, being scientists, being the best laboratory assistants we can be. It's all in a bundle; it's very exciting, it's a lot of fun." - Thomas Marshburn

"What happens if a big asteroid hits Earth ? Judging from realistic simulations involving a sledge hammer and a common laboratory frog, we can assume it will be pretty bad." - Dave Barry

"Theatre, in which actors take on changing roles, has among its many functions the examination of identity. For the individual, theatre is a kind of identity laboratory in which social roles can be examined vicariously." - Richard Hornby

"D'you know how embarrassing it is to mention good and evil in a scientific laboratory? Have you any idea? One of the reasons I became a scientist was not to have to think about that kind of thing." - Philip Pullman

"Whether it's a painter finding his way each morning to the easel, or a medical researcher returning daily to the laboratory, the routine is as much a part of the creative process as the lightning bolt of inspiration, maybe more." - Twyla Tharp

"I realized why I need to start a new company. Not for the money. Not because I'm 'bored'. But because a company is a laboratory to try your ideas." - Derek Sivers

"I can no longer believe in any voodoo spell or laboratory virus. This is something deeper, darker. This comes from the cosmos, from the stars, or the unknown blackness behind them. The shadows in God's boarded-up basement." - Isaac Marion

"In truth, the laboratory is the forecourt of the temple of philosophy, and whoso has not offered sacrifices and undergone purification there has little chance of admission into the sanctuary." - Thomas Huxley

"My first attempts to transmit typhus to laboratory animals, including the smaller species of monkeys, had failed, as had those of my predecessors, for reasons which I can easily supply today." - Charles Jules Henry Nicole

"And let us dispose of a common misconception. The complete transmutation of even one animal species into a different species has never been directly observed either in the laboratory or in the field." - Dean H. Kenyon

"The God of the Bible is also the God of the genome. He can be worshipped in the cathedral or in the laboratory. His creation is majestic, awesome, intricate, and beautiful." - Francis Collins

"The mystics ask you to take nothing on mere belief. Rather, they give you a set of experiments to test in your own awareness and experience. The laboratory is your own mind, the experiment is meditation." - Ken Wilber

"Science is often misrepresented as "the body of knowledge acquired by performing replicated controlled experiments in the laboratory." Actually, science is something broader: the acquisition of reliable knowledge about the world." - Jared Diamond

"With leading research universities, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and private companies like Blue Sun working on developing alternative fuels, Colorado is poised to become an international leader in clean energy." - Ken Salazar

"The history of the building of the American nation may justly be described as a laboratory experiment in understanding and in solving the problems that will confront the world tomorrow." - Nicholas M Butler

"For the moment, he's off plotting his Igoresque revenge. I don't know about you, but I have this image of him rubbing his hands together and laughing like Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory. (Kyrian)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Is it necessary to practice all these asanas, further and further? Is it necessary to develop scientific researches further and further? To a yogi, the body is a laboratory, a field of experiments and perpetual researches." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"Although each of us obviously inhabits a separate physical body, the laboratory data from a hundred years of parapsychology research strongly indicate that there is no separation in consciousness." - Russell Targ

"But the problem remains two fold: the need for recognition that low thyroid function very often can provoke menstrual problems, and the need for recognition, too, that hypothyroidism may be present despite laboratory tests suggesting it is not." - Broda Otto Barnes

"Nature is a rag-merchant, who works up every shred and ort and end into new creations; like a good chemist, whom I found, the other day, in his laboratory, converting his old shirts into pure white sugar." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Without God the economy is only economy, nature is nothing more than a deposit of material, the family only a contract, life nothing more than a laboratory product, love only chemistry, and development nothing more than a form of growth." - Giampaolo Crepaldi

"It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous State may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country." - Louis D Brandeis

"The kitchen is the great laboratory of the household, and much of the 'weal and woe' as far as regards bodily health, depends on the nature of the preparations concocted within its walls." - Isabella Beeton

"The history of the building of the American nation may justly be described as a laboratory experiment in understanding and in solving the problems that will confront the world tomorrow." - Nicholas Murray Butler

"The laboratory evidence that carbohydrate-rich diets can cause the body to reain water and so raise blood pressure, just as salt consumption is supposed to do, dates back well over a century" - Gary Taubes

"My first attempts to transmit typhus to laboratory animals, including the smaller species of monkeys, had failed, as had those of my predecessors, for reasons which I can easily supply today" - Jules Henry

"The inner chambers of the soul are like the photographer's darkroom. Like a laboratory. One cannot stay there all the time or it becomes the solitary cell of the neurotic." - Anais Nin

"Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf." - Thomas A Edison

"Even granting that we [humans] face greater harm than laboratory animals presently endure if ... research on these animals is stopped, the animal rights view will not be satisfied with anything less than total abolition." - Tom Regan

"Taking this view, it is possible to see financial markets as a laboratory for testing hypotheses, albeit not strictly scientific ones. The truth is, successful investing is a kind of alchemy." - George Soros

"The difference between physics and metaphysics is not that the practitioners of one are smarter than the practitioners of the other. The difference is that the metaphysicist has no laboratory." - Carl Sagan

"Given the choice of apathy or someone liberating mink, burning down a research torture-laboratory, or killing a vivisectionist or other DIRECT murderer of animals, I will choose the aforesaid actions over apathy any day of the week.-" - Gary Yourofsky

"All the great naturalists have been habitual walkers, for no laboratory, no book, car, train or plane takes the place of honest footwork for this calling, be it amateur's or professional's." - Donald C. Peattie

"Twitter is just a great joke laboratory. You go in there and there are so many witty people that I know any joke I make is going to have a response with at least 10 great jokes coming back." - Michael Kupperman

"If I had a vision of the perfect psychedelic drug and knew its structure, I'd make it. That's why I have a laboratory out there - to make things that haven't been made before." - Alexander Shulgin

"I've always seen L.A. as a giant kind of laboratory for ideas in a caldron for concepts where you can try anything you want to and if it fizzles, so what, you try something else." - Michael C. McMillen

"I can go write an absolutely saccharine pop record with a really catchy lyric for another artist that could become a hit without meaning anything to me, but that's more the science laboratory, that's the other thing." - Ryan Tedder

"Scientists who have dedicated their lives to building machines that think, feel that it's only a matter of time before some form of consciousness is captured in the laboratory." - Michio Kaku

"The Language Laboratory at Cambridge is a very good way of finding out about grammar and the vocabulary and that's why I learned to read German and later on I added Spanish, the standard European languages." - Clive James

"Posterity will one day laugh at the foolishness of modern materialistic philosophers. The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator. I pray while I am engaged at my work in the laboratory." - Louis Pasteur

"I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale." - Marie Curie



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