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#1. I was not allowed to take spherical trigonometry because I'd sprained my ankle. Because I'd sprained my ankle, I had an incomplete in gym, phys ed. And the rule was that if you had an incomplete in anything, you were not allowed to take an overload. - Author: William Shockley
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#2. An important fraction of United States industry adheres to the idea that research of a fundamental character is worthwhile from a practical point of view. - Author: William Shockley
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#3. Regret is unnecessary. Think before you act. - Author: William Shockley
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#4. I am overwhelmed by an irresistible temptation to do my climb by moonlight and unroped. This is contrary to all my rock climbing teaching & does not mean poor training, but only a strong-headedness. - Author: William Shockley
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#5. My decision to come to Bell Telephone Laboratories immediately after obtaining my Ph.D. in 1936 was strongly influenced by the fact that my supervisor would be C. J. Davisson. - Author: William Shockley
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#6. The objective of producing useful devices has strongly influenced the choice of the research projects with which I have been associated. - Author: William Shockley
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#7. It has today occurred to me that an amplifier using semiconductors rather than vacuum is in principle possible.
[Laboratory notebook, 29 Dec 1939.] - Author: William Shockley
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#8. The major cause for American Negroes intellectual and social deficits is hereditary and racially genetic in origin and thus not remedial to a major degree by improvement in environment. - Author: William Shockley
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#9. Nature has color-coded groups of individuals so that statistically reliable predictions of their adaptability to intellectual rewarding and effective lives can easily be made and profitably used by the pragmatic man-in-the street. - Author: William Shockley
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#10. A basic truth that the history of the creation of the transistor reveals is that the foundations of transistor electronics were created by making errors and following hunches that failed to give what was expected. - Author: William Shockley
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