Top 18 Percy Lavon Julian Quotes

Percy Lavon Julian an African American research chemist and a pioneer in the field of organic chemistry and is widely known for his work with soy and steroids.

Quotes About Achievement and Science

  1. I remember, as a boy of 17 years of age, this was a fascinating thing for me: how we human beings breathe out carbon dioxide into the air, the leaves of plants pick this carbon dioxide up, and the plant gives off oxygen, which we can breathe in and keep our life going.
  2. Fifty percent of the weight of the soybean is protein. And what a protein! No other protein that we’ve known comes so nearly to the basic protein of animals and humans as soybean protein.
  3. I’m married to a dear little girl who holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
  4. Fifty percent of the weight of the soybean is protein. And what a protein! No other protein that we’ve known comes so nearly to the basic protein of animals and humans as soybean protein.
  5. I don’t think that you can possibly embrace the kind of joy which one who has worked with plants and plant structures such as I have over a period of nearly 40 years, how wonderful the plant laboratory seems.
  6. No other protein that we’ve known comes so nearly to the basic protein of animals and humans as soybean protein.
  7. “A dream has the power to poison sleep”.
  8. I have been, perhaps, a good chemist, but not the chemist that I dreamed of being.”
  9. It all began with a simple little bean,
  10. It was a beautiful, purple bean when I first got it. But it is not only beautiful in its appearance, but also in the laboratory it has within it.”
  11. ” “It’s elegant science,”
  12. “I recognize that publications and research will be, for me, as natural a thing as going to bed and eating a meal.”
  13. We were not the first, just the ‘me toos.’
  14. “The shock was almost unbearable,”
  15. “And so I came to Chicago and started in on another fascinating plant, the soybean,
  16. Anna and I felt we had no choice but to stay,”
  17. I feel that my own good country robbed me of the chance for some of the great experiences that I would have liked to live through,”
  18. “Instead, I took a job where I could get one and tried to make the best of it.
Brian Lee
Founder of Darbaroud.com: I like to write about self-improvement and achieving excellence, and believe that it is these qualities that ultimately make people successful in life.

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