Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Hans Seyle, fully Hans Hugo Bruno Seyle

Canadian endocrinologist of Austro-Hungarian Origin

"As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation."

"It's not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it. "

"The true scientist never loses the faculty of amazement. It is the essence of his being."

"If you want to live a long life, focus on making contributions. "

"A long, healthy, and happy life is the result of making contributions, of having meaningful projects that are personally exciting and contribute to and bless the lives of others"

"Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one."

"My advice to any young person at the beginning of their career is to try to look for the mere outlines of big things with their fresh, untrained, and unprejudiced mind."

"Realistic people with practical aims are rarely as realistic or practical in the long-run of life as the dreamers who pursue their dreams."

"Mental tensions, frustrations, insecurity, aimlessness are among the most damaging stressors, and psychosomatic studies have shown how often they cause migraine headache, peptic ulcers, heart attacks, hypertension, mental disease, suicide, or just hopeless unhappiness."

"Man should not try to avoid stress any more than he would shun food, love or exercise."

"Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older."

"To make a great dream come true, you must first have a great dream."

"The element of chance in basic research is overrated. Chance is a lady who smiles only upon those few who know how to make her smile."

"What is the most stressful condition a person can face?" His unexpected response: "Not having something to BELIEVE in."