10 Inspirational Quotes by Marie Curie

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

02. Be less CURIOUS about people and more curious about ideas.

03. 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.

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 humanity.

04. All my life through, the new sights of NATURE made me rejoice like a child.

05. 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.

06. 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.

07. 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.

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

08. 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.

09. 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.

10. 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.