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Jean Rostand – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by Jean Rostand

 

To be adult is to be alone.

– Jean Rostand


Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.

– Jean Rostand


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

– Jean Rostand


God, that dumping ground of our dreams.

– Jean Rostand


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


There are certain moments when we might wish the future were built by men of the past.

– Jean Rostand


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.

– Jean Rostand


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

– Jean Rostand


Truth is always served by great minds, even if they fight it.

– Jean Rostand


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

– Jean Rostand


In politics, yesterday’s lie is attacked only to flatter today’s.

– Jean Rostand


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


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


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


It is sometimes important for science to know how to forget the things she is surest of.

– Jean Rostand


Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.

– Jean Rostand


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


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