Elie Metchnikoff quotes

  • There is only one constant element in immunity, whether innate or acquired, and that is phagocytosis. The extension and importance of this factor can no longer be denied.
    -- Elie Metchnikoff

    #Elements #Importance #Constant

  • Needless fear and panic over disease and misfortune that seldom materialize are simply bad habits. By proper ventilation and illumination of the mind it is possible to cultivate tolerance, poise and real courage.
    -- Elie Metchnikoff

    #Fear #Real #Illumination

  • It is possible to state as a general principle that the mesodermic phagocytes, which originally (as in the sponges of our days) acted as digestive cells, retained their role to absorb the dead or weakened parts of the organism as much as different foreign intruders.
    -- Elie Metchnikoff

    #Science #Cells #Principles

  • In the same way that plants will not grow on soil that lacks some substance indispensable to their growth, so microbes, these microscopic plants which cause infectious disease, are unable to grow in an organism which does not give them all the substances they need.
    -- Elie Metchnikoff

    #Giving #Growth #Way

  • I don't feel like I'm out of my element or anything like that. I'm very comfortable where I'm at. I enjoy being in this position, and actually it feels like I haven't really been away from it. I feel very comfortable out there from the first tee onwards.

  • I was a big fan of Middle Eastern elements of music and experimental electronic and tribal sounds.

  • The only thing of importance, when we depart, will be the traces of love we have left behind.

  • Don't minimize the importance of luck in determining life's course.

  • To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to the citizens of a democracy.

  • Never underestimate the importance of the beginning. Of anything. The beginning has the seeds of everything else to come.

  • One man's constant is another man's variable.

  • Constant Kindness can accomplish much.

  • ...nothing is permanent. Everything and everyone you know can change at any moment. That's how I see things now - except for you. You're the one constant in my life.

  • When you live with constant gratitude, your life will become a living prayer.