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John Hume

Nobel Prize for Peace

We were strongly opposed, myself and my party were strongly opposed to violence, and to the IRA in particular because we argued that when we were a divided people, that violence could not heal the divisions. It only deepened the divisions and made the problem worse. And, of course, violence from one side always led to violence from the other, as well, and you had the doctrine of "an eye for an eye," which, as Mahatma Gandhi did say, leaves everybody blind. So, we strongly opposed violence throughout, and what we did was present our analysis of the problem, saying that the people of Northern Ireland were divided, but they were divided about three sets of relationships. They were divided about the relationships within Northern Ireland, and they were divided about the relationships within Ireland, and they were divided about the relationship with Britain. And that, for the problem to be solved, that those three sets of relationships should be the agenda at any talks. And, given that that should be the agenda, then the British and Irish Governments should be together at the table with all the parties.
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Louis Ignarro

Nobel Prize in Medicine

Louis Ignarro: Oh yes. You have to have trust in yourself, and you have to be -- what I found that in this profession -- now, I'm not saying other professions are not. What I'm saying is that in this research profession you have to be incredibly honest to yourself and to others because you're after the truth. I think that a lot of people who conduct research, if the experiments don't work and don't work and don't work and their jobs become at risk, they maybe tend to stretch the data. I don't mean falsify. No, no, no, no. I mean they may interpret things a little differently just to get a publication. I never did that to myself. I mean, there are many times where we had volumes of data which I would not even write up for a publication because it didn't make sense. And as the years went by, I could fill in those missing gaps. I would take out that manuscript. I'd put in the missing data, publish it, and there it was. So you have to be very careful, and you have to be brutally honest to yourself. Absolutely.
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Louis Ignarro

Nobel Prize in Medicine

You have to be very honest, otherwise you're going to wind up getting in trouble. And luckily, I've never had a student or a postdoctoral fellow or a visiting scientist who's gotten himself or herself into trouble. I said, "If things don't work, and you're frustrated, it's better to lose your job than it is to stretch your data." Because somewhere down the line, when people cannot reproduce what you did, then you're in trouble, and that happens a lot. You can't just make up data, publish a good paper. You might feel good about it the first year, but then, when other people try to reproduce your work and say you're wrong, you are in a lot of trouble.
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Daniel Inouye

Medal of Honor

I'm supposed to be a normal, sane type person, but after you go through war and such, you become superstitious. I am convinced that somebody is looking after me. Now for example, when I was wounded the last time -- I was wounded four times, that's how lucky I am -- none of them killed me. The last one was a terrible one. The arm flew off and everything else. It took nine hours to evacuate me. I was wounded just about noontime, but I stuck around until three, when I felt that the platoon was in shape, then I said, "I'm ready to go." From three to midnight, because everything was on a stretcher. Today, if I had been wounded under the same circumstances, I would have been evacuated by helicopter and I'd be in a hospital within 30 minutes. As a result, in my regiment -- the regiment I served in -- no double amputee survived, because they bled to death. No brain injury survived, and that's what the nature of war was like.
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