The Story of Louis Pasteur
In the famous 1936 film, The Story of Louis Pasteur (December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895) , the vindicated French chemist and microbiologist, Dr. Louis Pasteur (played by Paul Muni) addressed students at The Academy of Medicine exhorting them to not to be discouraged by skepticism and opposition.
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Here are his immortal last lines, from the movie:
“ You young men – doctors and scientists of the future – do not let yourselves be tainted by apparent skepticism, nor discouraged by the sadness of certain hours that creep over nations. Do not become angry at your opponents, for no scientific theory has ever been accepted without opposition. Live in the serene peace of libraries and laboratories. Say to yourselves, first, “What have I done for my instruction?’ And as you gradually advance, “What am I accomplishing?” Until the time comes when you may have the immense happiness of thinking that you have contributed in some way to the welfare of mankind.”