I believe that we have been doing this not primarily to achieve riches or even honour, but rather because we were interested in the work, enjoyed doing it and felt very strongly that it was worthwhile.
More Quotes from Frederick Sanger:After taking my B.A. degree in 1939 I remained at the University for a further year to take an advanced course in Biochemistry, and surprised myself and my teachers by obtaining a first class examination result.
Until 1943 I received no stipend. I was able to support myself as my mother was the daughter of a relatively wealthy cotton manufacturer.
I had remained in Cambridge concentrating only on basic research and avoiding as far as possible teaching or administrative responsibilities.
It was Neuberger who first taught me how to do research, both technically and as a way of life, and I owe much to him.
When I was young my Father used to tell me that the two most worthwhile pursuits in life were the pursuit of truth and of beauty and I believe that Alfred Nobel must have felt much the same when he gave these prizes for literature and the sciences.
In this atmosphere I soon became interested in nucleic acids.
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