Marie Curie quotes

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

    #Life #Nature #Children

  • We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Positive #Believe #Cost

  • 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

    #Life #Encouraging #Being Strong

  • Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Thoughtful #Ideas #Gossip

  • 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

    #Inspirational #Life #Confidence

  • You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Educational #World #Individual

  • You can only analyze the data you have. Be strategic about what to gather and how to store it
    -- Marie Curie

    #Data #Stores

  • There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Truth #Science #Hunting

  • Scientist believe in things, not in person
    -- Marie Curie

    #Believe #Chemistry #Scientist

  • I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Change #Progress #Way

  • I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
    -- Marie Curie

    #History #Done #Remains

  • Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Inspirational #Responsibility #Humanity

  • 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

    #Men #Humanity #Dreamer

  • The older one gets, the more one feels that the present must be enjoyed; it is a precious gift, comparable to a state of grace
    -- Marie Curie

    #Inspiration #Grace #States

  • I am among those who think that science has great beauty.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Thinking

  • Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Inspirational #Perseverance #Life Is

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

    #Science #Thinking #Discovery

  • We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. It must be done for itself, for the beauty of science, and then there is always the chance that a scientific discovery may become like the radium a benefit for mankind.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Science #Discovery #Views

  • 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

    #Science #History #Historical

  • 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

    #Dark #Science #Giving

  • 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

    #Children #Hair #Fairy Tale

  • 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

    #Family #Careers #Easy

  • First principle: never to let one's self be beaten down by persons or by events.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Self Confidence #Firsts #Principles

  • 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

    #Time #Work #Responsibility

  • Stability can only be attained by inactive matter.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Matter #Stability

  • Radium is not to enrich any one. It is an element; it is for all people.
    -- Marie Curie

    #People #Elements

  • The sensitive plate, the gas which is ionised, the fluorescent screen, are in reality receivers, into another kind of energy, chemical energy, ionic energy... luminous energy.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Reality #Energy #Kind

  • The various reasons which we have enumerated lead us to believe that the new radio-active substance contains a new element which we propose to give the name of radium.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Believe #Discovery #Names

  • Certein bodies... become luminous when heated. Their luminosity disappears after some time, but the capacity of becoming luminous afresh through heat is restored to them by the action of a spark, and also by the action of radium.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Body #Sparks #Fresh Start

  • I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale. We should not allow it to be believed that all scientific progress can be reduced to mechanisms, machines, gearings, even though such machinery has its own beauty.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Children #Science #Thinking

  • Nothing in this world is to be feared... only understood.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Science #World #This World

  • More and more, I feel the need for a house and a garden.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Garden #House #Needs

  • This means that we have here an entirely separate kind of chemistry for which the current tool we use is the electrometer, not the balance, and which we might well call the chemistry of the imponderable.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Mean #Balance #Use

  • When one studies strongly radioactive substances special precautions must be taken if one wishes to be able to take delicate measurements. The various objects used in a chemical laboratory and those used in a chemical laboratory, and those which serve for experiments in physics, become radioactive in a short time and act upon photographic plates through black paper. Dust, the air of the room, and one's clothes all become radioactive.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Taken #Air #Dust

  • I have the best husband one could dream of; I could never have imagined finding one like him. He is a true gift of heaven, and the more we live together the more we love each other.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Dream #Husband #Heaven

  • I believe international work is a heavy task, but that it is nevertheless indispensable to go through an apprenticeship in it, at the cost of many efforts and also of a real spirit of sacrifice: however imperfect it may be, the work of Geneva has a grandeur that deserves our support.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Real #Believe #Sacrifice

  • 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

    #Country #Book #Writing

  • I shall devote only a few lines to the expression of my belief in the importance of science Â… it is by this daily striving after knowledge that man has raised himself to the unique position he occupies on earth, and that his power and well-being have continually increased.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Knowledge #Science #Unique

  • When one studies strongly radioactive substances special precautions must be taken. Dust, the air of the room, and one's clothes, all become radioactive.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Taken #Air #Dust

  • It is my earnest desire that some of you should carry on this scientific work and keep for your ambition the determination to make a permanent contribution to science.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Determination #Ambition #Desire

  • We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Perseverance

  • In science we must be interested in things, not in persons.
    -- Marie Curie

    #Science #Persons

  • 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

    #Science #Liberty #World