There is no such thing as failure, there's just giving up too soon.
I have had dreams, and I've had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.
Life is an error-making and an error-correcting process.
Are we being good ancestors?
I think of the need for more wisdom in the world, to deal with the knowledge that we have. At one time we had wisdom, but little knowledge. Now we have a great deal of knowledge, but do we have enough wisdom to deal with that knowledge?
Risks, I like to say, always pay off. You learn what to do, or what not to do.
Eventually we'll realize that if we destroy the ecosystem, we destroy ourselves.
I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.
I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.
Now, some people might look at something and let it go by, because they don't recognize the pattern and the significance. It's the sensitivity to pattern recognition that seems to me to be of great importance. It's a matter of being able to find meaning, whether it's positive or negative, in whatever you encounter. It's like a journey. It's like finding the paths that will allow you to go forward, or that path that has a block that tells you to start over again or do something else.
Who owns the patent on this vaccine?' 'Well, the people, I would say. There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?
When you inoculate children with a polio vaccine, you don't sleep well for two or three months.
Hope lies in dreams, in imagination and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.
The most important question we must ask ourselves is, 'Are we being good ancestors?'
This is perhaps the most beautiful time in human history; it is really pregnant with all kinds of creative possibilities made possible by science and technology which now constitute the slave of man - if man is not enslaved by it.
I pictured myself as a virus or a cancer cell and tried to sense what it would be like.
[Who owns the patent on this vaccine?] Well, the people, I would say. There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?
Reply when questioned on the safety of the polio vaccine he developed: It is safe, and you can't get safer than safe.
If humankind would accept and acknowledge this responsibility and become creatively engaged in the process of evolution, consciously as well as unconsciously, a new reality would emerge, and a new age could be born.
The mind, in addition to medicine, has powers to turn the immune system around.
If all the insects were to disappear from the earth, within 50 years all life on earth would end. If all human beings disappeared from the earth, within 50 years all forms of life would flourish.
Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
My ambition was to bring to bear on medicine a chemical approach. I did that by chemical manipulation of viruses and chemical ways of thinking in biomedical research.
The people - could you patent the sun ?
What makes your heart leap?
As a child I was not interested in science. I was merely interested in things human, the human side of nature, if you like, and I continue to be interested in that. That's what motivates me.
Your dreams tell you what to do; your reason tells you how to do it.
Good parents give their children Roots and Wings. Roots to know where home is, wings to fly away and exercise what's been taught them.