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Marie Curie

Polish,  Scientist
Total Quotes : 26
Beginning Fact Centered

All my mind was centered on my studies, which, especially at the beginning, were difficult. In fact, I was insufficiently prepared to follow the physical science course at the Sorbonne, for, despite all my efforts, I had not succeeded in acquiring in Poland a preparation as complete as that of the French students following the same course.

- Marie Curie

Though Natural Scientist

A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.

- Marie Curie

Occasion Minerals Examine

During the course of my research, I had had occasion to examine not only simple compounds, salts and oxides, but also a great number of minerals.

- Marie Curie

Companion Year Very

During the year 1894, Pierre Curie wrote me letters that seem to me admirable in their form. No one of them was very long, for he had the habit of concise expression, but all were written in a spirit of sincerity and with an evident anxiety to make the one he desired as a companion know him as he was.

- Marie Curie

Brainy Curious More

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.

- Marie Curie

My Life New Through

All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.

- Marie Curie

Differs Less While

In chemical terms, radium differs little from barium; the salts of these two elements are isomorphic, while those of radium are usually less soluble than the barium salts.

- Marie Curie

Science Things Persons

In science, we must be interested in things, not in persons.

- Marie Curie

Beauty I Am Think

I am among those who think that science has great beauty.

- Marie Curie

Unexpected Experiments

I tried out various experiments described in treatises on physics and chemistry, and the results were sometimes unexpected. At times, I would be encouraged by a little unhoped-for success; at others, I would be in the deepest despair because of accidents and failures resulting from my inexperience.

- Marie Curie

Family Career Been

I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy.

- Marie Curie

Dress Every Day Wear

I have no dress except the one I wear every day. If you are going to be kind enough to give me one, please let it be practical and dark so that I can put it on afterwards to go to the laboratory.

- Marie Curie

Taught Neither Nor

I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.

- Marie Curie

Think New Like

I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.

- Marie Curie

Death Which Scientific

The death of my husband, coming immediately after the general knowledge of the discoveries with which his name is associated, was felt by the public, and especially by the scientific circles, to be a national misfortune.

- Marie Curie

Perseverance Confidence

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

- Marie Curie

Life May Feared

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

- Marie Curie

Hope Own Individuals

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.

- Marie Curie

City Sometimes Depress

Unknown in Paris, I was lost in the great city, but the feeling of living there alone, taking care of myself without any aid, did not at all depress me. If sometimes I felt lonesome, my usual state of mind was one of calm and great moral satisfaction.

- Marie Curie

Never Been Notices

One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.

- Marie Curie