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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2003 8:06 am 
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The first two quotes you have for Louis Pasteur are pretty much the same:
Chance favors the prepared mind.
Louis Pasteur
Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors only the prepared mind.
Louis Pasteur

I'm not too sure about the more complete version. Here it is in French, and Google translation (the Google translation of languages is often riddled with errors, but here it seems to do a pretty good job)

Savez-vous à quelle époque il vit le jour pour la première fois, ce télégraphe électrique, l’une des plus merveilleuses applications des sciences modernes ? C’était dans cette mémorable année 1822, Oersted, physicien danois, tenait en mains un fil de cuivre réuni par ses extrémités aux deux pôles d’une pile de Volta. Sur sa table se trouvait une aiguille aimantée, placée sur son pivot, et il vit tout à coup (par hasard, direz-vous peut-être, mais souvenez-vous que, dans les champs de l’observation, le hasard ne favorise que les esprits préparés)

Google translation:

"do you Know at which time it was born for the first time, this electric telegraph, one of the most marvellous applications of modern sciences? It was in this memorable year 1822, Oersted, Danish physicist, held in hands a copper wire joined together by its ends with the two poles of a pile of Volta. On its table was a magnetized needle, placed on its pivot, and it saw suddenly perhaps (by chance, you will say, but remember that, in the fields of the observation, the chance supports only the prepared spirits ),
Extrait d’une conférence prononcée le 7 décembre 1854 par Louis Pasteur lorsqu’il
fut nommé professeur et doyen de la nouvelle Faculté des sciences de Lille.
Extract of a marked conference on December 7, 1854 per Louis Pasteur when it was named professor and senior of the new Faculty of Science of Lille.
Renee Vallery-Radot, life of Pasteur , (Paris: Hatchet, 1927) 88
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~maxwelld ... asard.html

So I've settled on this version as being the most accurate:

In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind.
-- Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) , lecture 1854.
[also seen as, "In fields of observation"]

and then there is:

"Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind : Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses - especially learn how to see. Realise that everything connects to everything else."
~Leonardo da Vinci
http://www.dentinmud.org/~heart/resources/


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 3:50 am 
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I corrected this - thanks for doing the research.

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