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.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
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.
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.
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.
When one studies strongly radioactive substances special precautions must be taken. Dust, the air of the room, and one's clothes, all become radioactive.
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 general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to who
In science, we must be interested in things, not in persons.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
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.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
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.
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.
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.
I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
The various reasons we have just enumerated lead us to believe that the new radioactive substance contains a new element to which we propose to give the name of RADIUM.
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.
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