Quotes by Maria Mitchell

Maria Mitchell was an American astronomer, who in 1847 by using a telescope, discovered a comet, which as a result became known as "Miss Mitchell's Comet." She won a gold medal prize for her discovery, which was presented to her by King Christian VIII of Denmark. On the medal was inscribed "Non Frustra Signorum Obitus Speculamur et Ortus" in Latin.

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Quote by Maria Mitchell

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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Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going to die tomorrow.

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I was a little doubtful about the propriety of going to the Mammoth Cave without a gentleman escort, but if two ladies travel alone they must have the courage of men.

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Do not look at stars as bright spots only. Try to take in the vastness of the universe.

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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.

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