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Quotable Quotes

From Louis Pasteur:

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

"To bring one's self to believe in a truth that has just dawned upon one is the first step towards progress; to persuade others is the second." — from his Physiological Theory of Fermentation, 1879


From Alexander Fleming:

"I have been trying to point out that, in our lives, chance may have an astonishing influence and, if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker, it would be this: never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening."

"A good gulp of hot whiskey at bedtime—it's not very scientific, but it helps."


From Mark Twain:

"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."

"Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned."

"Sometimes too much drinking is barely enough."


From Benjamin Franklin:

"Well done is better than well said."

"Many complain of their memory, few of their judgment."