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.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
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.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
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 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.
I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.
In science, we must be interested in things, not in persons.
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.
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.
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.
Smoke like a chimney, work like a horse, eat without thinking, go for a walk only in really pleasant company.” ~ Albert Einstein
Get yourself in trouble. If you get yourself in trouble, you don’t have the answers. And if you don’t have the answers, your solution will more likely be personal because no one else’s solutions will seem appropriate. You’ll have to come up with your own.” ~ Chuck Close
You practice and you get better. It’s very simple.” ~ Philip Glass
A big part of life is realizing what you’re good at.” ~ Alyssa Milano
Children teach you that you can still be humbled by life, that you learn something new all the time. That’s the secret to life, really — never stop learning. It’s the secret to career. I’m still working because I learn something new all the time. It’s the secret to relationships. Never think you’ve got it all.” ~ Clint Eastwood
You can’t just live in a comfortable little suburban neighborhood and get your education from movies and television and have any perspective on life.” ~ J. Craig Venter
A friend is someone who will tell you when you’re bullshitting, when you’ve overstepped a mark, or when you’re being an idiot.” ~ Sting
I think we will make it. Because one quality people have — certainly Americans have it — is that they can adapt when they see necessity staring them in the face. What to avoid is what someone once called the definition of hell: truth realized too late.”~ E. O. Wilson
The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile. I think of my strawberry souffle. I did that at least twenty-eight times before I finally conquered it.” ~ Julia Child
In the end, winning is sleeping better.” ~ Jodie Foster
Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night. – Marian Wright Edelman
The best work never was and never will be done for money. – John Ruskin
My father always told me, ‘Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life. – Jim Fox
For many people a job is more than an income – it’s an important part of who we are. So a career transition of any sort is one of the most unsettling experiences you can face in your life. – Paul Clitheroe
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work. – Kahlil Gibran
If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place. – Orison Swett Marden
A sobering thought: What if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential? – Jane Wagner
Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. – James Matthew Barrie
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. – Napoleon Hill
It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. – Annie Gottlier
Choose your love, love your choice. – Thomas S. Monson
What is it that you like doing? If you don’t like it, get out of it, because you’ll be lousy at it. – Lee Iacocca
In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all – Mahatma Ghandi
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. – George Burns
I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. – Robert H. Schuller