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Discovery of Marie Curie

Uploaded by kazmyk on Dec 06, 2003

November 4, 2003

Discovery of Marie Curie

“Two things will never cease to amaze us, --

the infinite starlit heaven above our heads,

and the infinite spiritual space within us.”

All people are talented, all people have a gift from the Lord, but not everybody discovers this talent, not everybody develops it. Paradoxically, but generally just the brightest people at the beginning of their life had more obstacles and sufferings then other people. Maybe the suffering and barriers are just what can allow them to develop their persistence, industriousness, which helps them develop their talent.

Marie Curie had had a hard childhood, she experienced poverty, disease and the death of her sister and mother. Later she became lone of parents, she faced rejections by the Polish aristocracy, and by the person whom she loved. For the more, she lost her father. However, all of these unfortunate events made her prove stronger person. She tried to prove all over the world, which ignored her, that she was a person who could be worthy of respect and attention. Somebody in her situation maybe feels despair, depressed, but not Marie. She never gave up affront obstacles on her way. Her life’s creed is shown this quotation :

“ Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. “ In her words we can see her unyielding spirit, her free soul, which she kept all her life.

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Marie’s strive for knowledge took originated from her period in her childhood, when she, in surrounded her sisters and brother, all the time crying and boisterous male-roommates, was living in the dining room and every morning had to wake up at six o’clock. In this noisy environment only the world of books was a place of quiet and privacy for her. When Marie was studying at high school, she wrote to her friend Kazia, -- “I like school . . . . I must tell you that I love it.”

She was a patriot of her country and she really tried to help the Polish people, but she really tried to help the French people also. This...

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Date:   12/06/2003

Category:   Biographies

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