Lise Meitner Quote
Science makes people reach selflessly for truth and objectivity; it teaches people to accept reality, with wonder and admiration, not to mention the deep awe and joy that the natural order of things brings to the true scientist.
Lecture, Austrian UNESCO Commision, 30 March 1953, in Atomenergie und Frieden: Lise Meitner und Otto Hahn (1953), 23–4. Trans. Ruth Sime, Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics (1996)