Quotations by Mitchell, Maria


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) American astronomer, educator
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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) American astronomer, educator
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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) American astronomer, educator
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Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.

Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) American astronomer, educator
Inscription on bust in American Academy of Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame (1905)
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