48+ Best Marie Curie Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Marie Skłodowska Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, is the only woman to win the Nobel prize twice, and is the only person to win the Nobel Prize in two different scientific fields. Inspirational Marie Curie quotes about science, humanity and self confidence will spark greatness inside you to take action.

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Most Famous Marie Curie Quotes

It’s always good to marry your best friend. – Marie Curie

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. – Marie Curie

My husband and I were so closely united by our affection and our common work that we passed nearly all of our time together. – Marie Curie

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. – Marie Curie

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

I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done. – Marie Curie

Another version: One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done. – Marie Curie

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. – Marie Curie

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. – Marie Curie

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

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

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. Without doubt, these dreamers do not deserve wealth, because they do not desire it. Even so, a well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task, in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research. – Marie Curie

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

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

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

There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth. – Marie Curie

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

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

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

Scientist believe in things, not in person – Marie Curie

All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child. – Marie Curie

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

Radium is not to enrich anyone. It is an element; it is for all people. – Marie Curie

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

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

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

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

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

I shall devote only a few lines to the expression of my belief in the importance of science … it is by this daily striving after knowledge that man has raised himself to the unique position he occupies on earth, and that his power and well-being have continually increased. – Marie Curie

I was taught the method for advancement is not quick or simple. – Marie Curie

Stability can only be attained by inactive matter. – Marie Curie

More and more, I feel the need for a house and a garden. – Marie Curie

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

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

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

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

We believe the substance we have extracted from pitchblende contains a metal not yet observed, related to bismuth by its analytical properties. If the existence of this new metal is confirmed we propose to call it polonium, from the name of the original country of one of us. – Marie Curie

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

We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. – Marie Curie

Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity. – Marie Curie

I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale. We should not allow it to be believed that all scientific progress can be reduced to mechanisms, machines, gearings, even though such machinery has its own beauty. – Marie Curie

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

Now is the time to understand more, so we fear less. – Marie Curie

You can only analyze the data you have. Be strategic about what to gather and how to store it – Marie Curie

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. – Marie Curie

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

Just remember you will find that one special love that you know is right but for some reason just doesn’t last – Marie Curie

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

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