Joshua Lederberg

Joshua
Lederberg
1925
2008

American Geneticist , Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Author Quotes

If lifespan jumps by 30 or 40 years, that has enormous implications.

If we have isolated individuals able to inflict enormous harm, imagine what a single lunatic can do with a nuclear weapon. I think the whole base of civil society is at risk.

Try hard to find out what you're good at and what your passions are, and where the two converge, and build your life around that.

We are all very individual. You have to find out what you can do best, and be self-conscious about that.

I think we have to believe we are here for some purpose, and I know there are many cynics who will deny it, but they don't live as if they deny it.

Everybody has to learn for the first time.

The human condition suffers from the fact that our sins and our guilt are cumulative; we may assuage, we forgive, but have no way to forget.

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First Name
Joshua
Last Name
Lederberg
Birth Date
1925
Death Date
2008
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American Geneticist , Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine