Quotes by: Dan Shechtman

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Sustainable development requires human ingenuity. People are the most important resource.
Dan Shechtman
A president should look for what binds the people together rather than what drives them apart. As soon as you are identified with one side of the political map, you are no longer everybody's president.
Dan Shechtman
I know there is a stereotype that I am naive, but I know what I want, and I know what I'm doing to get there.
Dan Shechtman
The message from the Technion when I was a student was: 'You will be so good that when you graduate, everyone will want to hire you.'
Dan Shechtman
On April 8, 1982, I was alone in the electron microscope room when I discovered the Icosahedral Phase that opened the field of quasi-periodic crystals.
Dan Shechtman
My childhood dream was to study mechanical engineering. After reading 'The Mysterious Island' - which I read 25 times as a boy - I thought that was the best thing a person could do. The engineer in the book knows mechanics and physics, and he creates a whole way of life on the island out of nothing. I wanted to be like that.
Dan Shechtman
I fell in love with science and decided to continue for my Ph.D., and from there on, I was a scientist.
Dan Shechtman
I think the main lesson that I have learned is that a good scientist is a humble scientist who is open-minded to listen to other scientists when they discover something.
Dan Shechtman
I was a subject of ridicule and lectures about the basics of crystallography. The leader of the opposition to my findings was the two-time Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling, the idol of the American Chemical Society and one of the most famous scientists in the world.
Dan Shechtman
I always say that people are like peanut shells on the ocean: the waves will take them everywhere.
Dan Shechtman
I'm proud of my family, very proud - I have ten grandchildren, four children, and one wife.
Dan Shechtman
When my grandchildren are older and my great-grandchildren start growing up, first of all, I want them to be in Israel. I don't want them to leave the country because they have no choice.
Dan Shechtman
I told myself, 'I am teaching entrepreneurship, so I should be an entrepreneur myself.'
Dan Shechtman
In the forefront of science, there is not much difference between religion and science. People harbor beliefs. That's what happens when people believe something religiously.
Dan Shechtman
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