“Have no fear of perfection; you’ll never reach it.””Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood.”
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
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.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.