Marie Curie(November 7, 1867 – July 4, 1934), aka Maria Salomea Sklodowska, was a French-Polish chemist and physicist. She was best known for discovering the elements radium and polonium, improving X-rays, and establishing the Curie Institute in Paris, a leading research centre for cancer.
Here are Marie Curie’s top ten most inspiring quotes:
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.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
First principle: never to let one’s self be beaten down by persons or by events.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
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 we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
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.
You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, 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.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
The older one gets, the more one feels that the present moment must be enjoyed, comparable to a state of grace.
Thank you Marie Curie!
Interesting Marie Curie Facts:
- She received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 for her work in radiation, and in Chemistry in 1911 for her discoveries of radium and polonium.
- She was the first female to receive a Nobel Prize.
- She became good friends with Albert Einstein.
- She coined the term “radioactivity”.
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