Ronald Ross quotes

  • Science is the Differential Calculus of the mind. Art the Integral Calculus; they may be beautiful when apart, but are greatest only when combined.
    -- Ronald Ross

    #Beautiful #Art #Science

  • The World requires at least ten years to understand a new idea, however important or simple it may be.
    -- Ronald Ross

    #Simple #Years #Ideas

  • The belief is growing on me that the disease is communicated by the bite of the mosquito. ... She always injects a small quantity of fluid with her bite-what if the parasites get into the system in this manner.
    -- Ronald Ross

    #What If #Mosquitoes #Growing

  • This day relenting God Hath placed within my hand A wondrous thing; and God Be praised. At His command, Seeking His secret deeds With tears and toiling breath, I find thy cunning seeds, O million-murdering Death. I know this little thing A myriad men will save. O Death, where is thy sting? Thy victory, O Grave? Poem he wrote following the discovery that the malaria parasite was carried by the amopheline mosquito.
    -- Ronald Ross

    #God #Men #Discovery

  • The student of biology is often struck with the feeling that historians, when dealing with the rise and fall of nations, do not generally view the phenomena from a sufficiently high biological standpoint. To me, at least, they seem to attach too much importance to individual rulers and soldiers, and to particular wars, policies, religions, and customs; while at the same time they make little attempt to extract the fundamental causes of national success or failure.
    -- Ronald Ross

    #War #Fall #Science

  • I have failed in finding parasites in mosquitoes fed on malaria patients, but perhaps I am not using the proper kind of mosquito.
    -- Ronald Ross

    #Failure #Science #Malaria

  • The Panama Canal was dug with a microscope.
    -- Ronald Ross

    #Science #Panama Canal #Microscopes

  • Active management is little more than a gigantic con game.
    -- Ronald Ross

    #Games #Investing #Active Management

  • Wall Street's favorite scam is pretending that luck is skill.
    -- Ronald Ross

    #Wall #Skills #Luck

  • Lately, however, on abandoning the brindled and grey mosquitos and commencing similar work on a new, brown species, of which I have as yet obtained very few individuals, I succeeded in finding in two of them certain remarkable and suspicious cells containing pigment identical in appearance to that of the parasite of malaria. As these cells appear to me to be very worthy of attention ... I think it would be advisable to place on record a brief description both of the cells and of the mosquitos.
    -- Ronald Ross

    #Science #Thinking #Discovery

  • Well do I remember that dark hot little office in the hospital at Begumpett, with the necessary gleam of light coming in from under the eaves of the veranda. I did not allow the punka to be used because it blew about my dissected mosquitoes, which were partly examined without a cover-glass; and the result was that swarms of flies and of 'eye-flies' - minute little insects which try to get into one's ears and eyelids - tormented me at their pleasure
    -- Ronald Ross

    #Eye #Dark #Science

  • The work ... was ... so blinding that I could scarcely see afterwards, and the difficulty was increased by the fact that my microscope was almost worn out, the screws being rusted with sweat from my hands and forehead, and my only remaining eye-piece being cracked... Fortunately invaluable oil-imraersion object-glass remained good.
    -- Ronald Ross

    #Eye #Glasses #Hands