"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."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."George Porter on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."George Porter on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."George Porter on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."George Porter on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."George Porter on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."
"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."
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