Marie Curie

French chemist (born in Poland) who won two Nobel prizes; one (with her husband and Henri Becquerel) for research on radioactivity and another for her discovery of radium and polonium (1867-1934)

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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 must be attained.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Have no fear of perfection; you'll never reach it.""Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood.
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. 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.
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.
I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.
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 in something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
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.
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
Nothing in this world is to be feared... only understood.
One never notices what has been done one can only see what remains to be done.
There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.
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.

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