My crystal ball or intuition tells me that in the '80s the impact of RIA [radioimmunoassay] on the study of infectious diseases may prove as revolutionary as its impact on endocrinology in the 60s.

— Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

The most beautiful Rosalyn Sussman Yalow quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

We must believe in ourselves as no one else will believe in us, we must match our expectations with the competence, courage and determination to succeed.

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We cannot expect in the immediate future that all women who seek it will achieve full equality of opportunity. But if women are tostart moving towards that goal, we must believe in ourselves or no one else will believe in us; we must match our aspirations with the competence, courage and determination to succeed.

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The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you're learning you're not old.

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We bequeath to you, the next generation, our knowledge but also our problems.

While we still live, let us join hands, hearts and minds to work together for their solution so that your world will be better than ours and the world of your children even better.

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If you ever have a new idea, and it's really new, you have to expect that it won't be widely accepted immediately. It's a long hard process.

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The Nobel Prize gives you an opportunity to make a fool of yourself in public.

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If we are to have faith that mankind will survive and thrive on the face of the earth, we must believe that each succeeding generation will be wiser than its progenitors. We transmit to you, the next generation, the total sum of our knowledge. Yours is the responsibility to use it, add to it, and transmit it to your children.

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We must believe in ourselves or no one will believe in us.

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The first telescope opened the heavens;

the first microscope opened the world of the microbes; radioisotopic methodology, as exemplified by RIA, has shown the potential for opening new vistas in science and medicine.

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The failure of women to have reached positions of leadership has been due in large part to social and professional discrimination.

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As long as you're learning you're not old.

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The war gave women like her opportunities, not a feminist movement, and if the opportunities dwindled after the war, she feels that it was because women didn't want them.

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About Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

Quotes 21 sayings
Profession Physicist
Birthday July 19, 1921

There is at present in the United States a powerful activist movement that is anti-intellectual, anti-science, and anti-technology. If we are to have faith that mankind will survive and thrive on the face of the Earth, we must depend on the continued revolutions brought about by science.

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Radioimmunoassay (RIA) is simple in principle.

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I have long felt that the trouble with discrimination is not discrimination per se, but rather that the people who are discriminated against think of themselves as second-class.

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New truths become evident when new tools become available.

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The world cannot afford to lose the talents of half it's people if we are to solve the many problems that beset us.

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All women scientists should marry, rear children, cook, and clean in order to achieve fulfillment, to be a complete woman.

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We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs and wants to belong exclusively in the home.

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In the past, few women have tried and even fewer have succeeded.

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