I am utterly convinced that Science and Peace will triumph over Ignorance and War, that nations will eventually unite not to destroy but to edify, and that the future will belong to those who have done the most for the sake of suffering humanity.
As quoted in Louis Pasteur, Free Lance of Science (1960) by René Jules Dubos, Ch. 3 "Pasteur in Action"
Great problems are now being handled, keeping every thinking man in suspense; the unity or multiplicity of human races; the creation of man 1,000 years or 1,000 centuries ago; the fixity of species, or the slow and progressive transformation of one species into another; the eternity of matter; the idea of a God unnecessary: such are some of the questions that humanity discusses nowadays.Louis Pasteur
Dans les champs de l'observation le hasard ne favorise que les esprits pre pare s. Where observation is concerned, chance favours only the prepared mind.Louis Pasteur
Science proceeds by successive answers to questions more and more subtle, coming nearer and nearer to the very essence of phenomena.Louis Pasteur
Il n'existe pas de sciences applique es, mais seulement des applications de la science. There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science.Louis Pasteur
I am imbued with two deep impressions; the first, that science knows no country; the second, which seems to contradict the first, although it is really a direct consequence of it?that science is the highest personification of the nation. Science knows no country because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.Louis Pasteur
Outsidetheir laboratories, thephysicianand chemist are soldiers without arms on the field of battle.Louis Pasteur
I am on the edge of mysteries and the veil is getting thinner and thinner.Louis Pasteur
Dans les champs de l'observation le hasard ne favorise que les esprits préparés.Louis Pasteur
There does not exist a category of science to which one can give the name applied science. There are sciences and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears it.Louis Pasteur
L' univers est dissymetrique...Louis Pasteur
Posterity will one day laugh at the foolishness of modern materialistic philosophers. The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator. I pray while I am engaged at my work in the laboratory.Louis Pasteur
Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.Louis Pasteur
One does not ask of one who suffers: What is your country and what is your religion? One merely says: You suffer, that is enough for me...Louis Pasteur
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.Louis Pasteur
A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.Louis Pasteur
Science brings men nearer to God.Louis Pasteur
Where are the real sources of human dignity, freedom and modern democracy, if not in the concept of infinity to which all men are equal?Louis Pasteur
If perchance you should falter during the journey, a hand would be there to support you. If that should be wanting, God, who alone could take that hand from you, would Himself accomplish its work.Louis Pasteur
Fortune favors the prepared mind.Louis Pasteur
No, there is now no circumstance known in which it can be affirmed that microscopic beings came into the world without germs, without parents similar to themselves. Those who affirm it have been duped by illusions, by ill-conducted experiments, spoilt by errors that they either did not perceive or did not know how to avoid.Louis Pasteur
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