35 Marie Curie Quotes – Science, Women’s Rights & Inspiration

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1. “It is important to make a dream of life and of a dream reality.” — MARIE CURIE


2. “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


3. “I have no wedding 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

4. “Have no fear of perfection; you’ll never reach it.” — MARIE CURIE


5. “One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.” — MARIE CURIE


6. “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


7. “You must never be fearful of what you are doing when it is right.” — MARIE CURIE


8. “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.” — MARIE CURIE


9. “Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.” — MARIE CURIE



10. “In science, we must be interested in things, not in persons.” — MARIE CURIE


11. “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


12. “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


13. “We are young. We are strong. We will succeed.” — MARIE CURIE


14. “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.” — MARIE CURIE


15. “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


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16. “All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.” — MARIE CURIE


17. “If I see anything vital around me, it is precisely that spirit of adventure, which seems indestructible and is akin to curiosity.” — MARIE CURIE


18. “There is no connection between my scientific work and the facts of private life.” — MARIE CURIE


19. “We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.” — MARIE CURIE


20. “I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.” — MARIE CURIE


21. “I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.” — MARIE CURIE


22. “You’ll never make me believe women were made to walk on stilts.” — MARIE CURIE


23. “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 general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think can be most useful.” — MARIE CURIE


24. “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


25. “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


26. “I regret only one thing, which is that the days are so short and that they pass so quickly.” — MARIE CURIE



27. “We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” — MARIE CURIE


28. “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


29. “It’s always good to marry your best friend.” — MARIE CURIE


30. “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


31. “There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.” — MARIE CURIE


32. “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


33. “There is nothing more wonderful than being a scientist, nowhere I would rather be than in my lab, staining up my clothes and getting paid to play.” — MARIE CURIE


34. “First principle: never to let one’s self be beaten down by persons or by events.” — MARIE CURIE


35. “In spite of everything I came through it all honestly with my head high.” — MARIE CURIE


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