Maria Mitchell – first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going to die tomorrow.

Besides learning to see, there is another art to be learned — not to see what is not.

Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.

I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own.

Question everything.

The eye that directs a needle in the delicate meshes of embroidery will equally well bisect a star with the spider web of the micrometer.
All from Maria Mitchell, 1818 – 1889

from Van’s Quote of the Day