Behold the turtle, it only makes progress when it sticks its neck out.
Favourite saying of Harvard's president, James B. Conant. Quoted in James G Hershberg James B Conant (1993).
There is only one proved method of assisting the advancement of pure sciencethat of picking men of genius, backing them heavily, and leaving them to direct themselves.James Bryant Conant
It seems as though I were in a lunatic asylum, but I am never sure who is the attendant and who the inmate.James Bryant Conant
A Harvard education consists of what you learn at Harvard while you are not studying.James Bryant Conant