Jean Rostand Famous Quotes & Sayings

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83 Jean Rostand Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Jean Rostand Sayings: It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths. It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: Falsity cannot keep an idea from being beautiful; there are certain errors of such ingenuity Falsity cannot keep an idea from being beautiful; there are certain errors of such ingenuity that one could regret their not ranking among the achievements of the human mind.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: To be able to observe with a stranger's eye helps one to see with an To be able to observe with a stranger's eye helps one to see with an artist's eye. What alienates us inspires.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: It is not easy to imagine how little interested a scientist usually is in the It is not easy to imagine how little interested a scientist usually is in the work of any other, with the possible exception of the teacher who backs him or the student who honors him.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: When I was young I pitied the old. Now old, it is the young I When I was young I pitied the old. Now old, it is the young I pity.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: We find it easy to believe that praise is sincere: why should anyone lie in We find it easy to believe that praise is sincere: why should anyone lie in telling us the truth?
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Jean Rostand Sayings: We bestow on others praise in which we do not believe, on condition that in We bestow on others praise in which we do not believe, on condition that in return they bestow upon us praise in which we do.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: What scientist would not long to go on living, if only to see how the What scientist would not long to go on living, if only to see how the little truths he has brought to light will grow up?
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Jean Rostand Sayings: Whether man is disposed to yield to nature or to oppose her, he cannot do Whether man is disposed to yield to nature or to oppose her, he cannot do without a correct understanding of her language
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Jean Rostand Sayings: A married couple are well suited when both partners usually feel the need for a A married couple are well suited when both partners usually feel the need for a quarrel at the same time.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: It is sometimes important for science to know how to forget the things she is It is sometimes important for science to know how to forget the things she is surest of.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us. Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: There are things that don't deserve to be said briefly. There are things that don't deserve to be said briefly.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: To live is often to struggle toward goals one has no desire to reach. To live is often to struggle toward goals one has no desire to reach.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men. Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies, alas, are always the same. The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies, alas, are always the same.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: A body of work such as Pasteur's is inconceivable in our time: no man would A body of work such as Pasteur's is inconceivable in our time: no man would be given a chance to create a whole science. Nowadays a path is scarcely opened up when the crowd begins to pour in.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: Hatred, for the man who is not engaged in it, is a little like the Hatred, for the man who is not engaged in it, is a little like the odor of garlic for one who hasn't eaten any.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: It is horrible to see everything that one detested in the past coming back wearing It is horrible to see everything that one detested in the past coming back wearing the colors of the future.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: Renown? I've already got more of it than those I respect, and will never have Renown? I've already got more of it than those I respect, and will never have as much as those for whom I feel contempt.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: On the brink of being satiated, desire still appears infinite. On the brink of being satiated, desire still appears infinite.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: The obligation to endure gives us the right to know. The obligation to endure gives us the right to know.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: There are big and little truths, but all belong to the same race. There are big and little truths, but all belong to the same race.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: Already at the origin of the species man was equal to what he was destined Already at the origin of the species man was equal to what he was destined to become.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderstanding of current, When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderstanding of current, rather than intuition of future truth. In science there is never any error so gross that it won't one day, from some perspective, appear prophetic.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists. My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: Far too often the choices reality proposes are such as to take away one's taste Far too often the choices reality proposes are such as to take away one's taste for choosing.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: Nothing leads the scientist so astray as a premature truth. Nothing leads the scientist so astray as a premature truth.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: There are some persons we could not cut down to size without diminishing ourselves as There are some persons we could not cut down to size without diminishing ourselves as well.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: It may offend us to hear our own thoughts expressed by others: we are not It may offend us to hear our own thoughts expressed by others: we are not sure enough of their souls.
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Jean Rostand Sayings: God, that dumping ground of our dreams. God, that dumping ground of our dreams.
Jean Rostand Sayings: We give others praise which we ourselves don't believe, as long as they respond with We give others praise which we ourselves don't believe, as long as they respond with praise we can believe.
Jean Rostand Sayings: What makes our opponents useful is that they allow us to believe that without them What makes our opponents useful is that they allow us to believe that without them we would be able to realize our goals.
Jean Rostand Sayings: I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but by the I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan.
Jean Rostand Sayings: God, that checkroom of our dreams. God, that checkroom of our dreams.
Jean Rostand Sayings: To reflect is to disturb one's thoughts. To reflect is to disturb one's thoughts.
Jean Rostand Sayings: Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness. Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness.
Jean Rostand Sayings: The books one has written in the past have two surprises in store: one couldn't The books one has written in the past have two surprises in store: one couldn't write them again, and wouldn't want to.
Jean Rostand Sayings: In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's. In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's.
Jean Rostand Sayings: Kill a man and you're a murderer. Kill many and you're a conqueror. Kill them Kill a man and you're a murderer. Kill many and you're a conqueror. Kill them all, you're a god.
Jean Rostand Sayings: To say of men that they are bad is to say they are worse than To say of men that they are bad is to say they are worse than we think we are, or worse than the ideal man whose image we have built up on the basis of a certain few.
Jean Rostand Sayings: One must credit an hypothesis with all that has had to be discovered in order One must credit an hypothesis with all that has had to be discovered in order to demolish it.
Jean Rostand Sayings: Kill one man and you are a murderer. Kill millions and you are a conqueror. Kill one man and you are a murderer. Kill millions and you are a conqueror. Kill all and you are a God.
Jean Rostand Sayings: The least one can say of power is that a vocation for it is suspicious. The least one can say of power is that a vocation for it is suspicious.
Jean Rostand Sayings: To be adult is to be alone. To be adult is to be alone.
Jean Rostand Sayings: A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it.
Jean Rostand Sayings: We spend our time envying people whom we wouldn't wish to be. We spend our time envying people whom we wouldn't wish to be.
Jean Rostand Sayings: In our ideals we unwittingly reveal our vices. In our ideals we unwittingly reveal our vices.
Jean Rostand Sayings: Kill one man and you're a murderer, kill a million and you're a conqueror. Kill one man and you're a murderer, kill a million and you're a conqueror.
Jean Rostand Sayings: Being right is less important to us than the freedom to be wrong. Being right is less important to us than the freedom to be wrong.
Jean Rostand Sayings: It takes a very deep-rooted opinion to survive unexpressed. It takes a very deep-rooted opinion to survive unexpressed.
Jean Rostand Sayings: Kill a man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are Kill a man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a god.
Jean Rostand Sayings: Marriage simplifies life and complicates the day. Marriage simplifies life and complicates the day.
Jean Rostand Sayings: Prerequisite for rereadability in books: that they be forgettable. Prerequisite for rereadability in books: that they be forgettable.
Jean Rostand Sayings: Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued. Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
Jean Rostand Sayings: Literature: proclaiming in front of everyone what one is careful to conceal from one's immediate Literature: proclaiming in front of everyone what one is careful to conceal from one's immediate circle
Jean Rostand Sayings: I should have no use for a paradise in which I should be deprived of I should have no use for a paradise in which I should be deprived of the right to prefer hell.
Jean Rostand Sayings: Somebody told me I should put a pebble in my mouth to cure my stuttering. Somebody told me I should put a pebble in my mouth to cure my stuttering. Well, I tried it, and during a scene I swallowed the pebble. That was the end of that.
Jean Rostand Sayings: A man is not old as long as he is seeking something. A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
Jean Rostand Sayings: I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books. I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books.
Jean Rostand Sayings: One kills a man, one is an assassin; one kills millions, one is a conqueror; One kills a man, one is an assassin; one kills millions, one is a conqueror; one kills everybody, one is a god.
Jean Rostand Sayings: Kill one man, and you are murderer Kill one man, and you are murderer
Jean Rostand Sayings: I think I am one of those who can manage not to take on a I think I am one of those who can manage not to take on a completely different appearance under their own glance.
Jean Rostand Sayings: One must either take an interest in the human situation or else parade before the One must either take an interest in the human situation or else parade before the void.
Jean Rostand Sayings: In order to remain true to oneself one ought to renounce one's party three times In order to remain true to oneself one ought to renounce one's party three times a day.
Jean Rostand Sayings: To love an idea is to love it a little more than one should. To love an idea is to love it a little more than one should.
Jean Rostand Sayings: Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.
Jean Rostand Sayings: If a given scientist had not made a given discovery, someone else would have done If a given scientist had not made a given discovery, someone else would have done so a little later. Johann Mendel dies unknown after having discovered the laws of heredity: thirty-five years later, three men rediscover them. But the book that is not written will never be written. The premature death of a great scientist delays humanity; that of a great writer deprives it.
Jean Rostand Sayings: Quotationsalways inexact. I don't trust people who cannot even copy out. Quotations
always inexact. I don't trust people who cannot even copy out.
Jean Rostand Sayings: Theories pass. The frog remains. Theories pass. The frog remains.
Jean Rostand Sayings: There are certain moments when we might wish the future were built by men of There are certain moments when we might wish the future were built by men of the past.
Jean Rostand Sayings: I still understand a few words in life, but I no longer think they make I still understand a few words in life, but I no longer think they make a sentence.
Jean Rostand Sayings: Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood - we fail to see the whole Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood - we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we.
Jean Rostand Sayings: Truth is always served by great minds, even if they fight it. Truth is always served by great minds, even if they fight it.
Jean Rostand Sayings: The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions. The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions.
Jean Rostand Sayings: In art as in life the valid sacrifices are those that bring no income. In art as in life the valid sacrifices are those that bring no income.
Jean Rostand Sayings: There are moments when very little truth would be enough to shape opinion. One might There are moments when very little truth would be enough to shape opinion. One might be hated at extremely low cost.
Jean Rostand Sayings: The biologist passes. The frog stays the same. The biologist passes. The frog stays the same.
Jean Rostand Sayings: Science had better not free the minds of men too much, before it has tamed Science had better not free the minds of men too much, before it has tamed their instincts.