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Marie Curie Quotes About Feminism, Life, Death, Birthday, Inspirational, & Social Issues! Marie Curie was won the Nobel Prize in physics and then in chemistry; she has become the first person to earn both honors.. Because of her and her husband’s work, polonium and radium were discovered and X-rays. His birth date was Nov. 7, 1867. With her sharp intellect and inquisitive nature, she did pretty well academically. For both Curie and her sister Bronya, going to school abroad was a goal, but they lacked the financial means. In 1893, Curie got a master’s degree in physics, and the following year, she received a master’s degree in mathematics.

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After discovering radioactivity, Curie and her husband Pierre continued their investigation. The duo found an entirely new class of radioactive elements in 1898 when they were working with the material pitchblende. The outbreak of the First World War in 1914 prompted Curie to commit her time and resources to the effort.

Curie was a pioneer in numerous fields throughout her lifetime. Posthumous awards have been bestowed on her as a pioneer in science and a role model for women. In addition to the Pierre and Marie Curie University and the Curie Institute, many educational and scientific institutes bear the Curie name. Her death was attributed to aplastic anaemia caused by radiation exposure.

The Panthéon in Paris held an exhibition celebrating the scientist’s 150th birthday in 2017. Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge, starring Polish actress Karolina Gruszka, brought the Nobel laureate’s tale back on the big screen in 2017. Rosamund Pike, a British actress, will play Curie in a new biopic that Amazon will make in 2018.

Best Marie Curie Quotes

1. “Scientists believe in things, not in person.” – Marie Curie

2. “Life is not easy for any of us.” – Marie Curie

3. “It is important to make a dream of life and of a dream reality.” – Marie Curie

4. “All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.” – Marie Curie

5. “One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.” – Marie Curie

6. “Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.” – Marie Curie

7. “I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.” – Marie Curie

8. “I am among those who think that science has great beauty.” – Marie Curie

9. “You must never be fearful of what you are doing when it is right.” – Marie Curie

10. “You’ll never make me believe women were made to walk on stilts.” – Marie Curie

11. “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.” – Marie Curie

12. “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

13. “We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.” – Marie Curie

14. “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

15. “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 mankind.” – Marie Curie

16. “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.” – Marie Curie

17. “Radium is not to enrich any one. It is an element; it is for all people.” – Marie Curie

18. “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

19. “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

20. “In science we must be interested in things, not in persons.” – Marie Curie

21. “We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” – Marie Curie

22. “When one studies strongly radioactive substances special precautions must be taken. Dust, the air of the room, and one’s clothes, all become radioactive.” – Marie Curie

23. “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

24. “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. about a wedding dress.” – Marie Curie

25. “In science we must be interested in things, not in persons.” – Marie Curie

26. “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

27. “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

28. “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

29. “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

30. “We cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individual. Toward this end, each of us must work for his own highest development, accepting at the same time his share of responsibility in the general life of humanity—our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.” – Marie Curie

31. “A great discovery does not issue from a scientists brain ready-made, like Minerva springing fully armed from Jupiter’s head; it is the fruit of an accumulation of preliminary work.” – Marie Curie

32. “First principle: never to let one’s self be beaten down by persons or events.” – Marie Curie

33. “I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.” – Marie Curie

34. “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

35. “There is no connection between my scientific work and the facts of private life.” – Marie Curie

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