A Quote by Madame Marie Curie on desires, doubt, efficiency, good, humanity, impossibility, interest, life, men, needs, organize, practicality, profit, research, society, wealth, and work

Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit. Without doubt, these dreamers do not deserve wealth, because they do not desire it. Even so, a well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task, in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research.

Marie Curie (1867 - 1934)

Source: Eve Curie (trans. Vincent Sheean), Madame Curie, Simon and Schuster, NY, 1946

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A Quote by M. Russell Ballard on children, good, impossibility, life, and youth

It is almost impossible for children and youth to find their way through the seas of life without the guiding light of a good example.

M. Russell Ballard (1928 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1999, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Ludwig Boltzmann on confidence, impossibility, kindness, laws, lies, logic, philosophy, thought, and time

The most ordinary things are to philosophy a source of insoluble puzzles. With infinite ingenuity it constructs a concept of space or time and then finds it absolutely impossible that there be objects in this space or that processes occur during this time . . . the source of this kind of logic lies in excessive confidence in the so-called laws of thought.

Ludwig Boltzmann (1844 - 1906)

Source: Theoretical Physics and Philosophical Problems, B. McGuinness Reidel,Dordrecht,1974

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A Quote by Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis on impossibility, world, and worth

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1941)

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A Quote by Lorenzo Snow on brevity, discovery, happiness, history, humanity, impossibility, improvement, intelligence, inventions, justice, liberty, life, progress, sharing, and world

A new century dawns upon the world today. The hundred years just completed were the most momentous in the history of man upon this planet. It would be impossible in a hundred days to make even a brief summary of the notable events, the marvelous developments, the grand achievements and the beneficial inventions and discoveries, which mark the progress of the ten decades now left behind in the ceaseless march of humanity. The very mention of the nineteenth century suggested advancement, improvement, liberty and light. Happy are we to have lived amidst its wonders and shared in the riches of its treasures of intelligence!

Lorenzo Snow (1814 - 1901)

Source: On January 1, 1901, the First Presidency greeted the world:

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A Quote by Lily Tomlin on cynicism and impossibility

No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up.

Lily Tomlin (1939 -)

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A Quote by Lewis Carroll on belief and impossibility

Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

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A Quote by Lewis Carroll on belief, day, impossibility, laughter, practice, trying, breakfast, discipline, and effort

Alice laughed.  'There's not use trying,' she said: 'one can't believe impossible things.'

'I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen.  'When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day.  Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 5

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on impossibility, joy, purity, and sorrow

Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: War and Peace

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on change, conscience, impossibility, life, and resolution

The changes in our life must come more from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience. . . not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

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