Percy Lavon Julian was a famous American research chemist who is best known for his work on synthesizing physostigmine and progesterone.
Top 3 Percy Lavon Julian Quotes
Fifty percent of the weight of the soybean is protein. And what a protein! No other protein that we’ve known comes so nearly to the basic protein of animals and humans as soybean protein. ~ Percy Lavon Julian.
The two things I feared as a boy most were rattlesnakes and white people. ~ Percy Julian.
I don’t think that you can possibly embrace the kind of joy which one who has worked with plants and plant structures such as I have over a period of nearly 40 years, how wonderful the plant laboratory seems. ~ Percy Julian.
Best Percy Lavon Julian Quotes
I remember, as a boy of 17 years of age, this was a fascinating thing for me: how we human beings breathe out carbon dioxide into the air, the leaves of plants pick this carbon dioxide up, and the plant gives off oxygen, which we can breathe in and keep our life going. ~ Percy L. Julian.
I’m married to a dear little girl who holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. ~ Percy Julian.
Unless we, who know better than most world citizens the horror of the mushroom cloud that hangs ominously over us, become active Humanists in word and in deed, we may well condemn our world to awake some day never to view again the “green stillness of the country where we can hear the heart of Nature beat,” but instead to crawl about and gasp for breath on limited terrain, surrounded by lakes and seas of molten lava, representing the remnants of that which once we knew as Mother Earth. ~ Percy Julian.
The kind of hope I grew up with is missing in today’s ghetto youth because of a breakdown in family life. It has its roots in slavery when often the father of the family was uprooted and sold down the river. The son would grow up and get married and, when he was unable to get a job because there were not jobs for a black man, he would get embarrassed that he could not support his family and walk out thinking, “my mother did it alone and my wife is no better.” Well, that went on generation after generation, and it’s no better today. There still are no jobs and welfare encourages the man to leave the family. One of the greatest problems facing the country is how to reconcile the young ghetto dweller with the rest of America. We have a large problem of ignorance, lack of opportunity, and divided families. I worry about how we are going to solve it. It’s not just trying to persuade people to be nice and understanding. I’ve been as angry as anyone else. But most people define the end of anger as when you become well-off. I think as we resolve the breakdown of the black family, caused by slavery and continued by welfare, the problem will come closer to its solution. ~ Percy Julian.
So these were the 7 top quotes about Percy Lavon Julian.