William Standish Knowles Quotes


In those days I was terrible at athletics and never made a team but quite easily led my class in academics.

At this point I was strongly advised that I was too young socially to go to college so I took a second senior year at Andover another boarding school.

My family gave me the best in education.

In those days industry would hire any chemist that could breathe.

I was one who liked to work with my hands as well as my brain.

Later in the fifties I got involved in kinetic studies using my long forgotten math background.

My family background was heavily slanted toward business and seafaring matters.

To my father business was the highest calling but to my mother medicine was the top profession.

At Harvard I majored in chemistry with a strong inclination toward math.

At the time my dog had a fungus on her chest that wouldn't heal and resisted treatment. I made an ointment with our product and it cleared up in two days. She lived to 17 years.

I'll never forget the fall colors on the Berkshires.

I was particularly good at math and science.

I was born in Taunton Massachusetts on June 1 1917 but I actually grew up in nearby New Bedford.

I can't think of any relatives that ever went into science.