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Motivation from famous inventors: Louis Pasteur on how he helped dairy industry

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Louis Pasteur (1822 - 1895) is remembered for pasteurizing milk. In fact it was his work that enables milk to be refrigerated and sold long after milking a cow. Without his pasteurization process the dairy industry would look very different.

But that is only part of the story.

A chemist and microbiologist, Pasteur studied bacteria and was able to develop vaccines for rabies and anthrax.

Pasteur's work extended lives and ended an amount of suffering the extent of which will never be fully known. A deeply religious man, Pasteur took nothing for granted.

Pasteur once said, “Chance favors _____________.” Can you finish this quote properly? One of the choices below is correct.

  1. The prepared mind.
  2. Christians.
  3. You if you keep trying.
  4. Thinking unconventionally.

Click here to read the correct quote ending.

This is another installment of a series of quotes by famous inventors. Inventors are experts at staying focused and being creative. Their insight can be very inspirational.

Guillermo Williams of in Rochester Hills, Mich., recommends using motivational stories to help set a workplace culture of success.

“Motivational quotes are a great way to set a positive tone at the beginning of a week, workday or meeting,” says Williams. “By adding some information about the person being quoted you create credibility for the speaker and make the quote more impactful.”

This quote can be used for an individual’s daily reflection, preferably in the morning to get their attitude focused for the day. It also serves as an anecdote for employee training in the areas of:

  • Goal setting.
  • Creative thinking.
  • Self-awareness.

This series is based on a motivational series from and is used by permission.



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