48 Uplifting Marie Curie Quotes About Life, Sience, and Women

48 Uplifting Marie Curie Quotes About Life, Sience, and Women
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Tripboba.com - There are so many woman scientists now, all over the world, who try their best to make and find something useful for the world. But, do you know who is the first woman scientist that might inspire all of them? Yup, it's Marie Curie.

Born nearly 150 years ago, Marie Curie becomes the first woman who gets a Nobel by her theory of “radioactivity” that is used to treat all the people who get cancer and so many vital things in life.

If you love her struggle and achievements, you might don't want to skip reading this article about Marie Curie quotes, provided by Tripboba. Let's check them all.

Marie Curie Famous Quotes

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Enjoy these iconic Marie Curie quotes to inspire you.

  • "Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."

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

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

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

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

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

  • "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."

  • “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.”

  • “I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician, but he is also a child place before natural phenomenon, which impress him like a fairy tale.”

  • “Radium is not to enrich any one. It is an element; it is for all people.”

  • “So perished the hope founded on the wonderful being who thus ceased to be. In the study room to which he was never to return, the water buttercups he had brought from the country were still fresh.”

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

  • “We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.”

  • “You must never be fearful of what you are doing when it is right.”

Quotes from Marie Curie

Quotes from Marie Curie
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Check also these Marie Curie quotes about science.

  • "Our society, in which reigns an eager desire for riches and luxury, does not understand the value of science. It does not realize that science is a most precious part of its moral patrimony. Nor does it take sufficient cognizance of the fact that science is at the base of all the progress that lightens the burden of life and lessens its suffering. Neither public powers nor private generosity actually accord to science and to scientists the support and the subsidies indispensable to fully effective work.”

  • “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.”

  • “For the admirable gift of himself, and for the magnificent service he renders humanity, what reward does our society offer the scientist? Have these servants of an idea the necessary means of work? Have they an assured existence, sheltered from care? The example of Pierre Curiee, and of others, shows that they have none of these things; and that more often, before they can secure possible working conditions, they have to exhaust their youth and their powers in daily anxieties."

  • “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. Without doubt, these dreamers do not deserve wealth, because they do not desire it. Even so, a well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task, in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research.”

  • "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."

  • "After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it."

  • "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."

  • "In 1906, just as we were definitely giving up the old shed laboratory where we had been so happy, there came the dreadful catastrophe which took my husband away from me and left me alone to bring up our children and, at the same time, to continue our work of research."

  • "We should not allow it to be believed that all scientific progress can be reduced to mechanisms, machines, gearings, even though such machinery also has its beauty. Neither do I believe that the spirit of adventure runs any risk of disappearing in our world."

  • "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."

  • "In 1903, I finished my doctor's thesis and obtained the degree. At the end of the same year, the Nobel prize was awarded jointly to Becquerel, my husband and me for the discovery of radioactivity and new radioactive elements."

  • "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."

  • "I was only fifteen when I finished my high-school studies, always having held first rank in my class. The fatigue of growth and study compelled me to take almost a year's rest in the country. I then returned to my father in Warsaw, hoping to teach in the free schools."

  • "My experiments proved that the radiation of uranium compounds can be measured with precision under determined conditions and that this radiation is an atomic property of the element of uranium."

  • "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."

  • "I met Pierre Curie for the first time in the spring of the year 1894... A Polish physicist whom I knew, and who was a great admirer of Pierre Curie, one day invited us together to spend the evening with himself and his wife."

  • "The first experiments on the biological properties of radium were successfully made in France, with samples from our laboratory, while my husband was living."

  • "Sometimes I had to spend a whole day mixing a boiling mass with a heavy iron rod nearly as large as myself. I would be broken with fatigue at the day's end. Other days, on the contrary, the work would be a most minute and delicate fractional crystallization, in the effort to concentrate the radium."

  • "Pierre Curie came to see me and showed a simple and sincere sympathy with my student life. Soon he caught the habit of speaking to me of his dream of an existence consecrated entirely to scientific research, and he asked me to share that life."

Marie Curie Quotes About Life

Marie Curie Quotes About Life
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Read these few Marie Curie quotes about life you can relate to.

  • "It is important to make a dream of life and of a dream reality."

  • “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.”

  • "If I see anything vital around me, it is precisely that spirit of adventure, which seems indestructible and is akin to curiosity."

  • “All that I saw and learned was a new delight to me...”

  • “We must keep our certainty that after the bad days the good times will come again.”

  • “The older one gets, the more one feels that the present moment must be enjoyed, comparable to a state of grace.”

  • "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood."

Marie Curie Quotes About Women's Rights

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Marie Curie is one of the role models for women to fight for their rights. This Marie Curie quotes below will show you.

  • "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."

  • "Have no fear of perfection; you’ll never reach it."

  • "First principle: never to let one’s self be beaten down by persons or by events."

  • "Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas."

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

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • 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."

  • “Scientist believe in things, not in person.”

  • “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.”

So, there are 48 Marie Curie quotes to make you inspired. Her contribution to science and life will always be remembered as one of the biggest that has ever been made. We hope her great journey can inspire you.


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