Alexander Fleming Quote 28460

It is possible that in ten years’ time penicillin itself will be a back number and will be replaced by something better. It is quite certain though that to displace penicillin any newcomer will have to be very, very good.

–Alexander Fleming
Alexander Fleming Quote 28462 One sometimes finds what one is not looking for.

One sometimes finds what one is not looking for.

–Alexander Fleming
Alexander Fleming Quote 28458

Penicillin sat on a shelf for ten years while I was called a quack.

–Alexander Fleming
Alexander Fleming Quote 28456

I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance may have an astonishing influence and, if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker, it would be this – never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening.

–Alexander Fleming
Alexander Fleming Quote 28454 - Nature makes penicillin I just found it.

Nature makes penicillin; I just found it.

–Alexander Fleming
Alexander Fleming Quote 28452

I play with microbes. There are, of course, many rules to this play…but when you have acquired knowledge and experience it is very pleasant to break the rules and to be able to find something nobody has thought of.

–Alexander Fleming
Alexander Fleming Quote 28450

The unprepared mind cannot see the outstretched hand of opportunity.

–Alexander Fleming
Alexander Fleming Quote 28448

It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject: the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to the enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual.

–Alexander Fleming
Alexander Fleming Quote 28446

The discovery of penicillin was a triumph of accident, a fortunate occurrence that happened while I was working on a purely academic bacteriological problem.

–Alexander Fleming
Alexander Fleming Quote 28444

If penicillin can cure those that are ill, Spanish sherry can bring the dead back to life.

–Alexander Fleming
Alexander Fleming Quote 28442

Suggested remedy for the common cold: A good gulp of whiskey at bedtime- it’s not very scientific, but it helps.

–Alexander Fleming
Alexander Fleming Quote 28440

I certainly didn’t plan to revolutionize all medicine by discovering the world’s first antibiotic, or bacteria killer. But I suppose that was exactly what I did.

–Alexander Fleming
Alexander Fleming Quote 28438

For the birth of something new, there has to be a happening. Newton saw an apple fall; James Watt watched a kettle boil; Roentgen fogged some photographic plates. And these people knew enough to translate ordinary happenings into something new…

–Alexander Fleming
Alexander Fleming Quote - Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.

Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.

–Alexander Fleming
Alexander Fleming Quote 28464

You do not know what you will find, you may set out to find one thing and end up by discovering something entirely different.

–Alexander Fleming