Quote of the Day: Mar. 15, 2006

From John M. Barry’s The Great Influenza:

“Flexner said, “The ablest men are often the most diffident and self-deprecatory. They require in many cases to be reassured and made to believe in themselves.” When another scientist Flexner had faith in wanted to switch fields, Flexner told him, “It will take two years for you to find your way. I won’t expect anything from you until after that.””