In today’s post, we have shared 43 Marie Curie Quotes About Life & Science.
Marie Curie is a source of inspiration for all of us. She made many inventions in the field of science and in the year 2009, she got the status of Most Inspirational Woman in Science.
Before reading Marie Curie Quotes, let us first know her biography.
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Marie Curie Biography
Marie Curie was born on 7 November 1867 in Poland. The economic condition of Marie Curie’s family was not right and at that time it was not considered good to educate women in society, but both her parents were well educated, so she got Physics and Maths education from them only.
Marie started going to school at the age of 10. She completed her graduation in 1883 with Gold Medal. At that time society was against educating women, and that’s why Marie Curie along with her sister decided to enroll in Floating University, in this university, women were taught secretly.
Despite all these difficulties, Marie completed her studies and started teaching at the same floating university, and started working on scientific research side by side.
In 1894, Marie obtained her second degree from the University of Paris. In those days, Marie needed a lab in France where she could do research. A physicist friend of hers introduced her to Pierre Curie, who had access to a scientific lab.
Later in 1895, Pierre Curie and Marie Curie got married. They both started working together and discovered X-rays, after that they started researching uranium and discovered radioactivity. Radioactivity was a groundbreaking discovery at the time.
But due to gender inequality at that time, the committee awarded the Nobel Prize to Henri Becquerel and Pierre Curie. But after Pierre Curie’s complaint, the Nobel Prize community also honored Marie Curie with the Nobel Prize, and in the year 1903, Marie Curie became the first woman in the world to be awarded the Nobel Prize.
In the year 1906, when her husband died in a road accident, she was offered a professorship at the University of Paris and Marie Curie started working as a professor at the University of Paris, with this, she also joined Radium Institute and continued her research.
Marie Curie discovered Radium and Polonium and was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1911.
During World War II, Marie invented a mobile radiography unit to help soldiers, even offering to sell both of her Nobel Prizes, but the French government refused her offer.
In those days, people were not aware of the danger of radiation coming out of radioactive elements and Marie used to be in contact with these radioactive elements throughout the day, even though she used to take these elements to her lectures.
Marie Curie died on 4 July 1934 due to these radiations. There were many problems in Marie Curie’s life but she continued her scientific research. Marie Curie is the only woman in the world who has been awarded two Nobel Peace Prizes.
20 Famous Marie Curie Quotes
1.”There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.”
2.”Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.”
3.”First principle: never to let one’s self be beaten down by persons or by events.”
4.”All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.”
5.”If I see anything vital around me, it is precisely that spirit of adventure, which seems indestructible and is akin to curiosity.”
6.”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.”
7.”Radium is not to enrich anyone. It is an element; it is for all people.”
8.”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 with something and that this thing must be attained.”
9.”I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries”
10.”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”
11.”The older one gets, the more one feels that the present moment must be enjoyed, comparable to a state of grace”
12.”It was like a new world opened to me, the world of science, which I was at last permitted to know in all liberty”
13.”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”
14.”I have no dress except the one I wear daily. 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 afterward to go to the laboratory.”
15.”I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.”
16.”It is important to make a dream of life and of a dream reality.”
17.”I am among those who think that science has great beauty.”
18.”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.”
19.”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.”
20.”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.”
23 Marie Curie Quotes and Sayings
1.”Just remember you will find that one special love that you know is right but for some reason just doesn’t last”
2.”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”
3.”We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals.”
4.”The sensitive plate, the gas which is ionized, the fluorescent screen, are in reality receivers, into another kind of energy, chemical energy, ionic energy… luminous energy.”
5.”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”
6.”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.”
7.”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”
8.”Certain 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.”
9.”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.”
10.”You must never be fearful of what you are doing when it is right.”
11.”You’ll never make me believe women were made to walk on stilts.”
12.”Decide. Have fun and get started! The world is waiting for you to reveal your gift!”
13.”Scientists believe in things, not in person”
14.”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.”
15.”It’s always good to marry your best friend.”
16.”Stability can only be attained by inactive matter”
17.”You can only analyze the data you have. Be strategic about what to gather and how to store it”
18.”I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.”
19.”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.”
20.”We must keep our certainty that after the bad days, the good times will come again.”
21.”We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”
22.”The older one gets, the more one feels that the present moment must be enjoyed, comparable to a state of grace.”
23.”Have no fear of perfection; you’ll never reach it.”
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