"It is not the job of the scientist to be primarily a politician, a sociologist, a
military leader or a preacher... [But] the scientist or engineer -- like every other
human being -- bears also the responsibility of being a useful member of his community...and
should speak on issues which can be addressed with competence – including joining
hands with other citizens when called to tasks of peace."
Lee A. DuBridge. "The Responsibility of the Scientist," California Institute Forum (1): 1-8. 1947.
"I am overcome with astonishment to learn that I am to receive the Medal of Merit
-- very pleased, of course; but I have not considered that my work justified the award.
I assure that nothing will interfere with my being present on Monday afternoon, October
Linus Pauling. Letter to Lee DuBridge. September 21, 1948.