Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Photo by Maria King Carroll

"Attitudes are more important than abilities. Motives are more important than methods. Character is more important than cleverness. And the heart takes precedence over the head."

Denis Parsons Burkitt, 1911-1993

(Dr. Burkitt was an Irishman who drove across sub-Saharan Africa in his beat up Ford pick up truck. He found many African kids between the ages of 5 and 8 years who had deadly facial tumors. He biopsied the tumor and it was found to be caused by a virus. Who would have thought that a virus could cause a cancer now called Burkitt's lymphoma?)

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