Louis Pasteur quotes

Born
December 27, 1822 Dole, France.

Died
September 28, 1895.

Occupation
Biologist, microbiologist, chemist.

Louis Pasteur was a French biologist, microbiologist and chemist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of diseases, and his discoveries have saved many lives ever since.

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
– Louis Pasteur
In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind.
– Louis Pasteur
It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.
– Louis Pasteur
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.
– Louis Pasteur
One must work; one must work. I have done what I could.
– Louis Pasteur
To be astonished at anything is the first movement of the mind towards discovery.
– Louis Pasteur
Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism.
– Louis Pasteur
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
Spontaneous generation is a chimera.
– Louis Pasteur
Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.
– Louis Pasteur
It is precisely because I have studied and reflected that I have to-day the faith of a Breton; and had I studied and reflected more I should have the faith of a Breton’s wife.
– Louis Pasteur
Fortune favors the prepared mind.
– Louis Pasteur
When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.
– Louis Pasteur
Nothing is lost and nothing is created in the operations of art as those of nature.
– Louis Pasteur
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.
– 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
Never will the doctrine of spontaneous generation recover from the mortal blow struck by this simple experiment.
– Louis Pasteur
The universe is a disymmetrical whole.
– Louis Pasteur
There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science.
– 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
When meditating over a disease, I never think of finding a remedy for it, but, instead, a means of preventing it.
– Louis Pasteur
There does not exist a category of science to which one can give the name applied science. There are science and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears it.
– Louis Pasteur
If science has no country, the scientist should have one, and ascribe to it the influence which his works may have in this world.
– Louis Pasteur