Quotations by George Porter

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Born: Monday, December 6, 1920
Died: Saturday, August 31, 2002 (81 years old)
Profession: Scientist
Nationality: English


I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy. If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago.
- George Porter
(Keywords: War, Successful, Doubt, Energy, Sun, Weapons, Will)

It is not only my laboratory and my place of work but also my home, so that on the 30th October I was able to share my happiness immediately with my students and collaborators and, at the same time, with my wife and family.
- George Porter
(Keywords: Family, Happiness, Work, Home, Time, Wife, October, Students)

Tonight I should like to thank all those who have shared my work and to acknowledge the debt that I owe to my wife whose encouragement to put research before all other things has been a great strength to me.
- George Porter
(Keywords: Work, Wife, Strength, Debt, Encouragement, Research)

When the honour is given to that scientist personally the happiness is sweet indeed. Science is, on the whole, an informal activity, a life of shirt sleeves and coffee served in beakers.
- George Porter
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Science, Coffee)







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