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“The world cannot afford the loss of the talents of half its people if we are to solve the many problems which beset us.”
“We must believe in ourselves or no one will believe in us.”
“If you ever have a new idea, and it's really new, you have to expect that it won't be widely accepted immediately. It's a long hard process.”
“The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you're learning you're not old.”
“... the trouble with discrimination is not discrimination per se but rather that the people who are discriminated against think of themselves as second-class.”
“There is at present in the United States a powerful activist movement that is anti-intellectual, anti-science, and anti-technology. If we are to have faith that mankind will survive and thrive on the face of the Earth, we must depend on the continued revolutions brought about by science.”
“We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs and wants to belong exclusively in the home.”
Rosalyn Yalow, U.S. medical physicist, Nobel Prize winner
(1921 - 2011)
Full name: Rosalyn Sussman Yalow.