Wonders of the Univers, Marie Curie

Follow up on my recent post I have been searching for more info about great woman in history.
Great in that way, that they accept life as it is, don't seek for who is to blame, look fear into the eye and follow their path driven by their intu├»tion and curiosity.

Marie Curie 

Some of her quotes and about her life that

After the death of her husband 1906 (her two children 2 and 9 years old ) she became "... an incurably and wretchedly lonely person".
A month after accepting her 1911 Nobel Prize, she was hospitalized with depression and a kidney ailment. Marie Curie intentionally refrained from patenting the radium-isolation process, so that the scientific community could do research unhindered.
"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."
"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. "
"Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas."
"I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy."
"You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful."
"Sometimes my courage fails me and I think I ought to stop working, live in the country and devote myself to gardening."
"Humanity certainly 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 the slightest doubt, these dreamers do not deserve wealth, because they do not desire it. Even so, a well-organised 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."

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