Thomas JeffersonDon't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do. A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with - a man is what he makes of himself. Alexander Graham BellAmerica is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men. Alexander Graham BellBefore anything else, preparation is the key to success. Alexander Graham BellConcentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus. Alexander Graham BellGreat discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself. Alexander Graham BellNeither the Army nor the Navy is of any protection, or very little protection, against aerial raids. Alexander Graham BellSometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open. Alexander Graham BellThe most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. Alexander Graham BellThe nation that secures control of the air will ultimately control the world. Alexander Graham BellWhat this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it. Alexander Graham BellWhen one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. Alexander Graham Bell
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 CurieAfter all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it. Marie CurieAll my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child. Marie CurieBe less curious about people and more curious about ideas. Marie CurieI am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries. Marie CurieI 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 CurieI 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. Marie CurieI was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy. Marie CurieIn science, we must be interested in things, not in persons. Marie CurieLife 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. Marie CurieNothing 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 CurieOne never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done. Marie Curie
There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth. Marie CurieA Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference. Thomas JeffersonA coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit. Thomas JeffersonA democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine. Thomas JeffersonA wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government. Thomas JeffersonAdvertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. Thomas JeffersonAll tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. Thomas JeffersonAll, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression. Thomas JeffersonAlways take hold of things by the smooth handle. Thomas JeffersonAn association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry. Thomas JeffersonAn enemy generally says and believes what he wishes. Thomas JeffersonAn injured friend is the bitterest of foes.