33 Inspirational C V Raman Quotes For Success In Life

Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman (7 November 1888 – 21 November 1970) was an Indian physicist born in the former Madras Province in India (presently the state of Tamil Nadu), who carried out ground-breaking work in the field of light scattering, which earned him the 1930 Nobel Prize for Physics and was the first person in Asia to obtain said award for achievements in science. He discovered that when light traverses a transparent material, some of the deflected light changes wavelength and amplitude. This phenomenon, subsequently known as Raman scattering, results from the Raman effect. In the year 1954, the Indian government honored him with India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna. These C V Raman quotes will motivate you.

Best C V Raman Quotes

  1. “In the history of science, we often find that the study of some natural phenomenon has been the starting point in the development of a new branch of knowledge.” – C. V. Raman
  2. “The fundamental importance of the subject of molecular diffraction came first to be recognized through the theoretical work of the late Lord Rayleigh on the blue light of the sky, which he showed to be the result of the scattering of sunlight by the gases of the atmosphere.” – C. V. Raman
  3. “When we consider the fact that nearly three-quarters of the surface of the globe is covered by oceanic water, we begin to realize that the molecular scattering of light in liquids may possess an astronomical significance, in fact, contribute in an important degree to the observed albedo of the earth.” – C. V. Raman
  4. “It seemed, indeed, that the study of light-scattering might carry one into the deepest problems of physics and chemistry, and it was this belief which led to the subject becoming the main theme of our activities at Calcutta from that time onwards.” – C. V. Raman
  5. “It was my great good fortune, while I was still a student at college, to have possessed a copy of an English translation of his great work ‘The Sensations of Tone.’ As is well known, this was one of Helmholtz’s masterpieces.” – C. V. Raman
  6. “I would like to tell the young men and women before me not to lose hope and courage. Success can only come to you by courageous devotion to the task lying in front of you.” – C. V. Raman
  7. “Towards the end of February 1928, I took the decision of using brilliant monochromatic illumination obtained by the aid of the commercially available mercury arcs sealed in quartz tubes.” – C. V. Raman
  8. “It is not often that idealism of student days finds adequate opportunity for expression in the later life of manhood.” – C. V. Raman

  9. “We have, I think, developed an inferiority complex. I think what is needed in India today is the destruction of that defeatist spirit.” – C. V. Raman
  10. “I feel it is unnatural and immoral to try to teach science to children in a foreign language They will know facts, but they will miss the spirit.” – C. V. Raman
  11. “Is there any more encouraging sign than to see an Indian, who has never been to a university, like our friend Mr. Asutosh Dey here, for example, carrying out original work and finding it recognized by the foremost societies of the world?” – C. V. Raman
  12. “Treat me right and you will see the light…Treat me wrong and you will be gone!!” – C. V. Raman
  13. “I strongly believe that fundamental science cannot be driven by instructional, industrial, governmental or military pressures. This was the reason why I decided, as far as possible, not to accept money from the government.” – C. V. Raman
  14. “The essence of science is independent thinking, hard work, and not equipment. When I got my Nobel Prize, I had spent hardly 200 rupees on my equipment.” – C. V. Raman, C V Raman quotes about science
  15. “I am the master of my failure… If I never fail how will I ever learn.” – C. V. Raman
  16. “We need a spirit of victory, a spirit that will carry us to our rightful place under the sun, a spirit which can recognize that we, as inheritors of a proud civilization, are entitled to our rightful place on this planet. If that indomitable spirit were to arise, nothing can hold us from achieving our rightful destiny.” – C. V. Raman
  17. “Ask the right questions, and nature will open the doors to her secrets.” – C. V. Raman

  18. “I have always thought it a great privilege to have as my colleague in the Palit Chair of Chemistry such a distinguished pioneer in scientific research and education in Bengal as Sir Prafulla Ray. It has been invariably my experience that I could count on his cooperation and sympathy in every matter concerning my scientific work.” – C. V. Raman
  19. “You can’t always choose who comes into your life but you can learn what lesson they teach you.” – C. V. Raman
  20. “To an observer situated on the moon or on one of the planets, the most noticeable feature on the surface of our globe would no doubt be the large areas covered by oceanic water. The sunlit face of the earth would appear to shine by the light diffused back into space from the land and water-covered areas.” – C. V. Raman
  21. “We must teach science in the mother tongue. Otherwise, science will become a highbrow activity. It will not be an activity in which all people can participate.” – C. V. Raman
  22. “It is generally believed that it is the students who derive benefit by working under the guidance of a professor. In reality, the professor benefits equally by his association with gifted students working under him.” – C. V. Raman
  23. “It was the late Dr. Mahendra Lal Sircar who, by founding the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, made it possible for the scientific aspirations of my early years to continue burning brightly.” – C. V. Raman
  24. “Success can come to you by courageous devotion to the task lying in front of you.” – C. V. Raman

  25. “It will soon be 25 years from the date of publication of my first research work. That the scientific aspirations kindled by that early work did not suffer extinction has been due entirely to the opportunities provided for me by the great city of Calcutta.” – C. V. Raman
  26. “In the first English class I attended, Prof. E. H. Elliot, addressing me, asked if I really belonged to the Junior B. A. class, and I had to answer him in the affirmative. He then proceeded to inquire how old I was.” – C. V. Raman
  27. “The whole edifice of modern physics is built upon the fundamental hypothesis of the atomic or molecular constitution of matter.” – C. V. Raman
  28. “From Calcutta has gone forth a living stream of knowledge in many branches of study. It is inspiring to think of the long succession of scholars, both Indian and European, who have lived in this city, made it their own, and given it of their best.” – C. V. Raman
  29. “The fundamental importance of the subject of molecular diffraction came first to be recognized through the theoretical work of the late Lord Rayleigh on the blue light of the sky, which he showed to be the result of the scattering of sunlight by the gases of the atmosphere.” – C. V. Raman
  30. “I received my parents’ permission and went into the Navy on June 3, 1941.” – C. V. Raman
  31. “If someone judges you, they are wasting space in their mind…The best part, it’s their problem.” – C. V. Raman

  32. “A voyage to Europe in the summer of 1921 gave me the first opportunity of observing the wonderful blue opalescence of the Mediterranean Sea. It seemed not unlikely that the phenomenon owed its origin to the scattering of sunlight by the molecules of the water.” – C. V. Raman
  33. “I have always thought it a great privilege to have as my colleague in the Palit Chair of Chemistry such a distinguished pioneer in scientific research and education in Bengal as Sir Prafulla Ray. It has been invariably my experience that I could count on his cooperation and sympathy in every matter concerning my scientific work.” – C. V. Rama

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