• I do not believe that the present flowering of science is due in the least to a real appreciation of the beauty and intellectual discipline of the subject. It is due simply to the fact that power, wealth and prestige can only be obtained by the correct application of science.

    "Some Reflections on the Present Status of Organic Chemistry, in Science and Human Progress". Addresses at the Celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the Mellon Institute, 1963.