Losing three of his five children to typhoid fever could have caused him to turn inward or to lose his faith in God. Instead, his faith sustained him, and his suffering motivated him to help others.
He learned much about how to prevent infectious diseases. He created vaccines for rabies and anthrax. And he created a process to stop milk and juice from making people sick. We now call that process "pasteurization" in his honor.
Louis Pasteur's example of faith, courage, compassion, and perseverance can strengthen and inspire us as we face our trials.
We each experience pain and suffering as we go through life. Although we don't seek them, our trials can refine us and help us grow. And as we see how great people of the past have risen above their challenges, we realize our own potential more fully.
"The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator." ~Louis Pasteur
"The more I know, the more does my faith approach that of the Breton peasant. Could I but know all, I would have the faith of a Breton peasant woman." ~Louis Pasteur
"God grant that by my persevering labors 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." ~Louis Pasteur
"Pasteurization of milk has prevented countless epidemics and saved thousands of lives."
~Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Years ago Louis Pasteur said, 'I hold the unconquerable belief that science and peace will triumph over ignorance and war; that nations will come together not to destroy, but to construct; and that the future belongs to those who accomplish most for humanity.'" ~Lyndon B. Johnson
You know, Louis Pasteur once said: 'Chance favors only the prepared mind.'...For America to be prepared for the future, our children must be educated." ~George W. Bush
Thanks to Bill Federer, and the American Minute, for gathering these wonderful quotes!