Pierre Eugène Marcellin Berthelot FRS FRSE (25 October 1827 – 18 March 1907) was a French chemist and politician noted for the Thomsen-Berthelot principle of thermochemistry. He synthesized many organic compounds from inorganic substances, providing a large amount of counterevidence to the theory of Jöns Jakob Berzelius that organic compounds required organisms in their synthesis.
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- The word truth can not be used outside of science without a misuse of terms.
- Science is the real moral school; she teaches man the love and respect for the truth, without which all hope is chimerical.