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    Mountain hikes instilled in me a life-long urge to get to the top of any inviting summit or peak.
    — Paul D. Boyer
    It wasn't until late high school and early college that I gained enough size and skill to make me welcome on intramural basketball teams.
    — Paul D. Boyer
    tags: school  college 
     
    If our society continues to support basic research on how living organisms function, it is likely that my great grandchildren will be spared the agony of losing family members to most types of cancer.
    — Paul D. Boyer
    tags: society  living  research 
     
    Family trips to Yellowstone and to what are now national parks in Southern Utah, driving the primitive roads and cars of that day, were real adventures.
    — Paul D. Boyer
    tags: adventure  real 
     
    In marked contrast to the University of Wisconsin, Biochemistry was hardly visible at Stanford in 1945, consisting of only two professors in the chemistry department.
    — Paul D. Boyer
    tags: university 
     
    During my early years at Minnesota I conducted an evening enzyme seminar.
    — Paul D. Boyer
    tags: year 
     
    An unexpected benefit of my career in biochemistry has been travel.
    — Paul D. Boyer
    tags: travel  career 
     
    A painstaking course in qualitative and quantitative analysis by John Wing gave me an appreciation of the need for, and beauty of, accurate measurement.
    — Paul D. Boyer
    Concentrated serum albumin fractionated from blood plasma was effective in battlefield treatment of shock.
    — Paul D. Boyer
    tags: blood 
     
    I am told that I had a bad temper, and remember being banished to the back hall until civility returned.
    — Paul D. Boyer
    tags: bad 
     
    More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning, compassion, love of others, honesty, and discipline applied with understanding.
    — Paul D. Boyer
    The excitement of vitamins, nutrition and metabolism permeated the environment.
    — Paul D. Boyer
    tags: environment 
     
    I have a tendency to be lucky and make the right choices based on limited information.
    — Paul D. Boyer
    tags: choice  right 
     
    I participated on debating teams and in student government, and served as senior class president.
    — Paul D. Boyer
    tags: government 
     
    It was always assumed that I would go to college.
    — Paul D. Boyer
    tags: college 
     
    The Brigham Young University (BYU) campus was just a few blocks from my home and tuition was minimal.
    — Paul D. Boyer
    tags: young  university 
     
    Over and over, expanding scientific knowledge has shown religious claims to be false.
    — Paul D. Boyer
    tags: religious 
     
    The experience reminds me of a favorite saying: Most of the yield from research efforts comes from the coal that is mined while looking for diamonds.
    — Paul D. Boyer
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