You are looking at 1-5 of 5 entries  for:

  • All: Pierre Curie x
clear all

View:

Pierre Curie

Pierre Curie (1859–1906)   Reference library

Francis Crick

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
145 words

...Pierre Curie 1859 – 1906 French physicist It can even be thought that radium could become very dangerous in criminal hands, and here the question can be raised whether mankind benefits from knowing the secrets of Nature, whether it is ready to profit from it or whether this knowledge will not be harmful for it. The example of the discoveries of Nobel is characteristic, as powerful explosives have enabled man to do wonderful work. They are also a terrible means of destruction in the hands of great criminals who lead the peoples towards war. I am one of...

Marie Curie

Marie Curie (1867–1934)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
77 words

...0Marie Marie Curie 1867 – 1934 Polish -born French physicist In science, we must be interested in things, not in persons. to an American journalist, c. 1904, after she and her husband Pierre had shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with A.-H. Becquerel Eve Curie Madame Curie (1937) In science , we must be interested in things things, not in persons Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. attributed to be feared to be ...

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo (1802–85)   Reference library

Francis Crick

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
138 words

...(1886), 413 invasion of ideas invasion of ideas Science is continually correcting what it has said. Fertile corrections...science is a ladder...poetry is a winged flight...An artistic masterpiece exists for all time...Dante does not efface Homer. Quoted in Pierre Biquard, Frédéric Joliot-Curie: The Man and his Theories (1961), trans. Geoffrey Strachan (1965), 168 fertile corrections Science is a ladder Dante does not efface...

Marie Curie

Marie Curie (1867–1934)   Reference library

Francis Crick

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
725 words

...and thorium. I proposed the word radioactivity which has since become generally adopted; the radioactive elements have been called radio elements. Marie Curie, Pierre Curie, with the Autobiographical Notes of Marie Curie , trans. Charlotte and Vernon Kellogg (1963), 45–6 radiation of uranium compounds radiation of uranium compounds I proposed the word radioactivity on Curie At my urgent request the Curie laboratory, in which radium was discovered a short time ago, was shown to me. The Curies themselves were away travelling. It was a cross between a stable...

Progress

Progress   Quick reference

Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
1,329 words

...) 1894 – 1962 American poet 1 x 1 (1944) no. 14 this busy monster , manunkind this busy monster, manunkind progress is a comfortable disease Progress is a comfortable disease One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done. Marie Curie 1867 – 1934 Polish -born French physicist letter to her brother, 18 March 1894 The European talks of progress because by an ingenious application of some scientific acquirements he has established a society which has mistaken comfort for civilization. Benjamin Disraeli ...

View: