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    The flight of most members of a profession to the high empyrean, where they can work peacefully on purely scientific problems, isolated from the turmoil of real life, was perhaps quite appropriate at an earlier stage of science; but in today's world it is a luxury we cannot afford.
    — Gerald Holton
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    Even in the best times, managing science has been compared to herding cats; it is not done well, but one is surprised to find it done at all.
    — Gerald Holton
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    In the sciences, we are now uniquely privileged to sit side-by-side with the giants on whose shoulders we stand.
    — Gerald Holton
    Persons living in this modern world who do not know the basic facts that determine their very existence, functioning, and surroundings, are living in a dream world. Such persons are, in a very real sense, not sane.
    — Gerald Holton
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