“The greatness of human actions is measured by the inspiration that it brings. Blessed is he who carries within himself a God, an ideal of beauty and obeys it: an ideal of art, ideal of science, ideal of country, ideal virtues of the Gospel! These are the wellsprings of great thoughts and great actions. All reflections illuminate infinity.”
Quote Number: 235
Source: Pasteur, Louis. “Discours de réception de Louis Pasteur.” Speech at Academie Francaise, Paris, France. April 27, 1882. Academie Francaise. French Quote Online Here.
Source Notes: Note, I have not found the source of the English translation of this quote, so if you know it please leave a comment, thank you!