Marie Curie Quotes

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
One of our pleasures was to enter our workshop at night; then, all around us we would see the luminous silhouettes of the beakers and capsules that contained our products.
Marie Curie
I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.
Marie Curie
There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.
Marie Curie
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Marie Curie (Response to a reporter seeking to interview her during a vacation)
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
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Marie Curie
I am among those who think that science has great beauty. … A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician but also a child placed in front of natural phenomena which impresses him like a fairy tale.
Marie Curie (Quoted in Madame Curie: A Biography, 1937)
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Marie Curie (Pierre Curie, 1923)
You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end,each of us must work for our own improvement and, at the same time, share a genaral responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think can be most useful.
Marie Curie (Pierre Curie, 1923)
The various reasons which we have enumerated lead us to believe that the new radio-active substance contains a new element to which we propose to give the name of radium.
Marie Curie (Sur une Nouvelle Substance Fortement Radio-Active, Contenue dans la Pechblende, 1898)
Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit.
Marie Curie
It was like a new world opened to me, the world of science, which I was at last permitted to know in all liberty. 
Marie Curie
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it. 
Marie Curie
Sometimes my courage fails me and I think I ought to stop working, live in the country and devote myself to gardening. But I am held by a thousand bonds, and I don't know when I shall be able to arrange things otherwise. Nor do I know whether, even by writing scientific books, I could live without the laboratory. 
Marie Curie (Letter to her sister Bronya, 1927)
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
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
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Marie Curie (Letter to her brother, 1894)


Marie Curie Biography

Born: November 7, 1867
Died: July 4, 1934

Marie Curie was an Polish born French physicist and chemist. She is best known for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person awarded with two Nobel Prizes.

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