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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.
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.

We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.
Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.
When we are chafed and fretted by small cares, a look at the stars will show us the littleness of our own interests.
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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