- Wherever we look, the work of the chemist has raised the level of our civilisation and has increased the productive capacity of the nation. 1872–1933 American Republican statesman, 30th President 1923–9: White House lawn speech to American Chemical Society, April 1924
- Chemistry: that most excellent child of intellect and art
Science and Christian Belief (1956) 1897–1967 British chemist: C. A. Coulson
- I was captured for life by chemistry and by crystals.
Dorothy Hodgkin (1998) 1910–94 British chemist: Georgina Ferry
- I love crystals, the beauty of their forms and formation; liquids, dormant, distilling, sloshing! The fumes, the odours—good or bad, the rainbow of colours; the gleaming vessels of every size, shape and purpose. 1917–79 American chemist: Arthur Clay Cope Address, Chicago, 28 August 1973