Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.

— Louis Pasteur

The most instructive Louis Pasteur quotes that will inspire your inner self

Chance favors the prepared mind.


Chance favors only the prepared mind.

Louis Pasteur quote Chance favors the prepared mind

Chance favors the prepared mind


Messieurs, c'est les microbes qui auront le dernier mot.

" (Gentlemen, it is the microbes who will have the last word.)


The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator.

Science brings men nearer to God.


A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.


Posterity will one day laugh at the sublime foolishness of the modern materialistic philosophy. 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.


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.


To know how to wonder and question is the first step of the mind toward discovery.


There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science.


Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors only the prepared mind.


Science and Peace will triumph over Ignorance and War...


Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.


About Louis Pasteur

Quotes 122 sayings
Nationality French
Profession Scientist
Birthday October 16

These three things-work, will, success-fill human existences.

Will opens the door to success, both brilliant and happy. Work passes these doors, and at the end of the journey success comes in to crown one's efforts.


Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism.


If it is a terrifying thought that life is at the mercy of the multiplication of these minute bodies [microbes], it is a consoling hope that Science will not always remain powerless before such enemies.


Science brings men nearer to God.


The universe is asymmetric and I am persuaded that life, as it is known to us, is a direct result of the asymmetry of the universe or of its indirect consequences. The universe is asymmetric.


Do not put forward anything that you cannot prove by experimentation.


My strength lies solely in my tenacity.


Blessed is he who carries within himself a God, an ideal, and obeys it.


The Greeks bequeathed to us one of the most beautiful words in our language--the word 'enthusiasm'--en theos--a god within. The grandeur of human actions is measured by the inspiration from which they spring. Happy is he who bears a god within, and who obeys it.


Blessed is he who carries within himself a God, an ideal, and who obeys it: ideal of art, ideal of science, ideal of the gospel virtues, therein lie the springs of great thoughts and great actions; they all reflect light from the Infinite.


Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal, My strength lies solely in my tenacity.


Change only favours minds that are diligently looking and preparing for discovery.


La fortuna juega a favor de una mente preparada


Live in the serene peace of laboratories and libraries


To demonstrate experimentally that a microscopic organism actually is the cause of a disease and the agent of contagion, I know no other way, in the present state of Science, than to subject the microbe (the new and happy term introduced by M. Sédillot) to the method of cultivation out of the body.


God grant that by my persevering labours I may bring a little stone to the frail and ill-assured edifice of our knowledge of those deep mysteries of Life and Death where all our intellects have so lamentably failed.


The controls of life are structured as forms and nuclear arrangements, in a relation with the motions of the universe.


In the fields of observation chance favors only those minds which are prepared.


Imagination should give wings to our thoughts but we always need decisive experimental proof, and when the moment comes to draw conclusions and to interpret the gathered observations, imagination must be checked and documented by the factual results of the experiment.


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.


Posterity will one day laugh at the foolishness of modern materialistic philosophers.


How do you know that the incessant progress of science will not compel scientists to consider that life has existed during eternity, and not matter?


The greatest malfunction of spirit is to believe things.


Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.


After death, life reappears in a different form and with different laws.

It is inscribed in the laws of the permanence of life on the surface of the earth and everything that has been a plant and an animal will be destroyed and transformed into a gaseous, volatile and mineral substance.


Outsidetheir laboratories, thephysicianand chemist are soldiers without arms on the field of battle.


The Greeks understood the mysterious power of the below things.

They are the ones who gave us one of the most beautiful words in our language, the word enthusiasm.


When I approach a child He inspires in me two sentiments:Tenderness for what he is,And respect for what he may become.


Time is the best appraiser of scientific work, and I am aware that an industrial discovery rarely produces all its fruit in the hands of its first inventor.


The flavor of wine is like delicate poetry.


Bernard was right. The germ is nothing, the terrain is everything.


We affirm the neutrality of Science .

.. Science is of no country. ... But if Science has no country, the scientist must keep in mind all that may work towards the glory of his country. In every great scientist will be found a great patriot.


Whatever your career may be, do not let yourselves become tainted by a deprecating and barren scepticism.


Every chemical substance, whether natural or artificial, falls into one of two major categories, according to the spatial characteristic of its form. The distinction is between those substances that have a plane of symmetry and those that do not. The former belong to the mineral, the latter to the living world.


Science advances through tentative answers to a series of more and more subtle questions which reach deeper and deeper into the essence of natural phenomena.


... by chance you will say, but chance only favors the mind which is prepared.


It is a matter of fact; I approached without a preconceived idea, too ready to declare, if the experiment had imposed upon me the confession, that there was a spontaneous generation, of which I am convinced today that those who assure it are blindfolded.