Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.
The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator. Science brings men nearer to God.
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.)
Little science takes you away from God but more of it takes you to Him.
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
Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism.
Blessed is he who carries within himself a God, an ideal, and obeys it.
Intuition is given only to him who has undergone long preparation to receive it.
Question your priorities often, make sure God always comes first.
The greatest derangement of the mind is to believe in something because one wishes it to be so.
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.
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.
When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.
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.
Posterity will one day laugh at the foolishness of modern materialistic philosophers.
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.
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?
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…
It is not the germs we need worry about. It is our inner terrain.
Science and peace will triumph over ignorance and war.
Life comes only from life.
A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.
When you believe you have found an important scientific fact, and are feverishly curious to publish it, constrain yourself for days, weeks, years sometimes, fight yourself, try and ruin your own experiments, and only proclaim your discovery after having exhausted all contrary hypotheses. But when, after so many efforts you have at last arrived at a certainty, your joy is one of the greatest which can be felt by a human soul.