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Maria Mitchell
(1818-1889) born on
Aug 01
US astronomer, educator. She was the first professional woman astronomer; discovered a comet in 1847; first woman elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
         
   
F
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.

R
We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.
A
Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.
N
When we are chafed and fretted by small cares, a look at the stars will show us the littleness of our own interests.
K
People have to learn sometimes not only how much the heart, but how much the head, can bear.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Maria Mitchell, Life, Letters, and Journals," 1896.
R: In "Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations," ed. Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.
A: Iinscription on her bust in the Hall of Fame, 1905.
N: In "The Beacon Book of Quotations by Women," by Rosalie Maggio, 1994.
K: "Maria Mitchell, Life, Letters & Journals," 1896.
   


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