Maria Mitchell Quote

The true scientist must be self-forgetting. He knows that under the best circumstances he is sowing what others must reap — or rather he is striking the mine which others must open up — for human life at longest has not the measure of a single breath in the long life of science.


In: Helen Wright, Sweeper in the Sky, Chapter 9 (p. 168), Macmillan & Company. 1949

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The true scientist must be self-forgetting. He knows that under the best circumstances he is sowing what others must reap — or rather he is...

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The true scientist must be self-forgetting. He knows that under the best circumstances he is sowing what others must reap — or rather he is...

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The true scientist must be self-forgetting. He knows that under the best circumstances he is sowing what others must reap — or rather he is...

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The true scientist must be self-forgetting. He knows that under the best circumstances he is sowing what others must reap — or rather he is...