“In an honest search for knowledge you quite often have to abide by ignorance for an indefinite period… The steadfastness in standing up to [this requirement], nay in appreciating it as a stimulus and a signpost to further quest, is a natural and indispensable disposition in the mind of a scientist.”
“If we quit growing mentally and artistically, we will begin to die.”
At no time am I a quick thinker or writer: whatever I have done in science has solely been by long pondering, patience, and industry.”
I came across this quote, and thought it was pretty cool:
… failure is just a successful experiment, where you learned something valuable.