Abraham Pais Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches



Abraham Pais Quotes and Sayings

Abraham Pais Quotes, Quotations, Sayings, Remarks and Thoughts
Name:
Abraham Pais (random)
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Type:
Scientist
Nationality:
Dutch
Birth Date / Year:
May 19, 1918
Death Date / Year:
August 4, 2000
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    I spent every night until four in the morning on my dissertation, until I came to the point when I could not write another word, not even the next letter. I went to bed. Eight o'clock the next morning I was up writing again. Abraham Pais | Refcard PDF
  • 2
    Of course, relative citation frequencies are no measure of relative importance. Who has not aspired to write a paper so fundamental that very soon it is known to everyone and cited by no one? Abraham Pais | Refcard PDF
  • 3
    Once I even took the train to Utrecht, forty miles from Amsterdam, with my yellow star, this star which I still have. Why did I go? I just wanted to visit some friends. I was a little bit crazy, a little bit insane. Abraham Pais | Refcard PDF
  • 4
    One of the absolute rules I learned in the war was, don't know anything you don't need to know, because if you ever get caught they will get it out of you. Abraham Pais | Refcard PDF
  • 5
    One of the things I learned, one of the strangest things, is how to think. There was nothing else to do. I couldn't see people, or go for a walk in the forest. All I had was my head and my books, and I thought a lot. Abraham Pais | Refcard PDF
  • 6
    The rule of the game was never assume that anybody, however honorable, would be able to stand up under torture. If Mr. X, who knew where I was, was caught for some reason, I should move. Abraham Pais | Refcard PDF

 

  

  

 

  

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