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Jean Rostand Quotes: "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."

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.




Jean Rostand Quotes: "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 Quotes: "My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists."

My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "Kill one man, and you are murderer."

Kill one man, and you are murderer.




Jean Rostand Quotes: "Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god."

Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "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.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "To be adult is to be alone."

To be adult is to be alone.




Jean Rostand Quotes: "In order to remain true to oneself one ought to renounce one's party three times a day."

In order to remain true to oneself one ought to renounce one's party three times a day.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "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 Quotes: "When I was young I pitied the old. Now old, it is the young I pity."

When I was young I pitied the old. Now old, it is the young I pity.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "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 Quotes: "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.




Jean Rostand Quotes: "One kills a man, one is an assassin; one kills millions, one is a conqueror; one kills everybody, one is a god."

One kills a man, one is an assassin; one kills millions, one is a conqueror; one kills everybody, one is a god.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "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 Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "I should have no use for a paradise in which I should be deprived of the right to prefer hell."

I should have no use for a paradise in which I should be deprived of the right to prefer hell.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued."

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are."

Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "The obligation to endure gives us the right to know."

The obligation to endure gives us the right to know.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us."

Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "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 Quotes: "We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds."

We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "One must either take an interest in the human situation or else parade before the void."

One must either take an interest in the human situation or else parade before the void.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "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."

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.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "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."

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.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you."

Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "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 Quotes: "We give others praise which we ourselves don't believe, as long as they respond with praise we can believe."

We give others praise which we ourselves don't believe, as long as they respond with praise we can believe.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "We find it easy to believe that praise is sincere: why should anyone lie in telling us the truth?"

We find it easy to believe that praise is sincere: why should anyone lie in telling us the truth?



Jean Rostand Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "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 Quotes: "On the brink of being satiated, desire still appears infinite."

On the brink of being satiated, desire still appears infinite.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "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 Quotes: "Prerequisite for rereadability in books: that they be forgettable."

Prerequisite for rereadability in books: that they be forgettable.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "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 Quotes: "To be able to observe with a stranger's eye helps one to see with an artist's eye. What alienates us inspires."

To be able to observe with a stranger's eye helps one to see with an artist's eye. What alienates us inspires.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "To reflect is to disturb one's thoughts."

To reflect is to disturb one's thoughts.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God."

The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "I think I am one of those who can manage not to take on a completely different appearance under their own glance."

I think I am one of those who can manage not to take on a completely different appearance under their own glance.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "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."

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.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "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."

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.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "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 Quotes: "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.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said."

Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "One must credit an hypothesis with all that has had to be discovered in order to demolish it."

One must credit an hypothesis with all that has had to be discovered in order to demolish it.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "Theories pass. The frog remains."

Theories pass. The frog remains.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "It takes a very deep-rooted opinion to survive unexpressed."

It takes a very deep-rooted opinion to survive unexpressed.



Jean Rostand Quotes: "Already at the origin of the species man was equal to what he was destined to become."

Already at the origin of the species man was equal to what he was destined to become.