Maria Mitchell

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Born Saturday 1 August 1818, died Friday 28 June 1889

Occupation: Scientist

Nationality: American

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I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own.

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Yesterday I had a Shaker visitor, and today a Catholic; and the more I see and hear, the less do I care about church doctrines.

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We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own.

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We especially need imagination in science.

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To read a book, to think it over, and to write out notes is a useful exercise; a book which will not repay some hard thought is not worth publishing.

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There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.

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The world of learning is so broad, and the human soul is so limited in power!

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The Southern character is opposed to haste. Safety is of more worth than speed, and there is no hurry.

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The love of one's own sex is precious, for it is neither provoked by vanity nor retained by flattery; it is genuine and sincere.

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The greatest object in educating is to give a right habit of study.

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The best that can be said of my life so far is that it has been industrious, and the best that can be said of me is that I have not pretended to what I was not.

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That knowledge which is popular is not scientific.

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Small aids to individuals, large aid to masses.

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Question everything.

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

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I would as soon put a girl alone into a closet to meditate as give her only the society of her needle.

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I was born, for instance, incapable of appreciating music.

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I saw, in looking over Cooper, elements of a comet of 1825 which resemble what I get out for this, from my own observations, but I cannot rely upon my own.

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I made observations for three hours last night, and am almost ill today from fatigue; still I have worked all day, trying to reduce the places, and mean to work hard again tonight.

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I have worn myself thin trying to find out about this comet, and I know very little now in the matter.

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