Departments of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences

Beckman Foundation

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“There is no satisfactory substitute for excellence.”

– Dr. Arnold O. Beckman


“Seven Rules for Success”

  • Maintain absolute integrity at all times.
  • Always do your best: Never do anything half-heartedly. (Either get into it, or get out of it.)
  • Never do anything to harm others.
  • Never do anything for which you’ll be ashamed later. (This is an important one!)
  • Always strive for Excellence-there’s no substitute for it.
  • Practice moderation in all things – including moderation. (There’s nothing wrong with a little excess once in a while.)
  • Don’t take yourself too seriously.

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