Maria Mitchell

1818 - 1889

A Quote by Maria Mitchell on science and women

In my younger days, when I was painted by the half-educated, loose and inaccurate ways women had, I used to say, "How much women need exact science"  But since I have known some workers in science, I have now said, "How much science needs women"

Maria Mitchell (1818 - 1889)

Source: A Women's Notebook by Juliette Clarke

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A Quote by Maria Mitchell on learning, power, soul, and world

The world of learning is so broad, and the human soul is so limited in power! We reach forth and strain every nerve, but we seize only a bit of the curtain that hides the infinite from us.

Maria Mitchell (1818 - 1889)

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A Quote by Maria Mitchell on beauty, imagination, logic, mathematics, needs, poetry, and science

We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.

Maria Mitchell (1818 - 1889)

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A Quote by Maria Mitchell on caring and interest

When we are chafed and fretted by small cares, a look at the stars will show us the littleness of our own interests.

Maria Mitchell (1818 - 1889)

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A Quote by Maria Mitchell on heart, learning, and people

People have to learn sometimes not only how much the heart, but how much the head, can bear.

Maria Mitchell (1818 - 1889)

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A Quote by Maria Mitchell on god, laws, nature, and praise

Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.

Maria Mitchell (1818 - 1889)

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