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    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
    I am among those who think that science has great beauty.
    — Marie Curie
    tags: beauty 
     
    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
    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
    tags: world  liberty 
     
    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
    tags: live  writing  book  courage  fail 
     
    You can only analyze the data you have. Be strategic about what to gather and how to store it
    — Marie Curie
    I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.
    — Marie Curie
    tags: progress 
     
    Now is the time to understand more, so we fear less.
    — Marie Curie
    tags: fear  time 
     
    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
    tags: present  grace  gift 
     
    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
    All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
    — Marie Curie
    tags: children  nature  child 
     
    Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity.
    — Marie Curie
    I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
    — Marie Curie
    Nothing in this world is to be feared... only understood.
    — Marie Curie
    tags: world 
     
    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
    Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
    — Marie Curie
    tags: people  ideas 
     
    First principle: never to let one's self be beaten down by persons or by events.
    — Marie Curie
    tags: self 
     
    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, at whatever cost, must be attained.
    — Marie Curie
    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
    tags: fear  time 
     
    We believe the substance we have extracted from pitchblende contains a metal not yet observed, related to bismuth by its analytical properties. If the existence of this new metal is confirmed we propose to call it polonium, from the name of the original country of one of us.
    — Marie Curie
    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
    tags: balance 
     
    Life is not easy for any for us.
    — Marie Curie
    It's always good to marry your best friend.
    — Marie Curie
    tags: friends  marry 
     
    More and more, I feel the need for a house and a garden.
    — Marie Curie
    tags: garden 
     
    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
    tags: believe 
     
    Stability can only be attained by inactive matter.
    — Marie Curie
    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
    tags: time  action  body 
     
    There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.
    — Marie Curie
    tags: truth  scientist 
     
    Scientist believe in things, not in person
    — Marie Curie
    I was taught the method for advancement is not quick or simple.
    — Marie Curie
    Radium is not to enrich any one. It is an element; it is for all people.
    — Marie Curie
    tags: people 
     
    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
    tags: dark 
     
    We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals.
    — Marie Curie
    I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
    — Marie Curie
    tags: evil  humanity  discovery 
     
    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
    tags: work  believe  real  spirit 
     
    Just remember you will find that one special love that you know is right but for some reason just doesn't last
    — Marie Curie
    tags: right 
     
    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
    tags: time  wishes  physics  black 
     
    If it takes a hundred years, it will be a pity, but I will not cease to work for it as long as I live.
    — Marie Curie
    tags: work  live  year 
     
    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
    tags: women  career 
     
    I shall devote only a few lines to the expression of my belief in the importance of science … 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
    tags: belief  men  power  earth 
     
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