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Jean Rostand Quotes and Sayings

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

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

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
- Jean Rostand

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

 

We spend our time envying people whom we wouldn't wish to be.
- Jean Rostand

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

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

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A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
- Jean Rostand

The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies,
alas, are always the same.
- Jean Rostand

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

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

To love an idea is to love it a little more than one should.
- 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

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

It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths.
- Jean Rostand

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

Nothing leads the scientist so astray as a premature truth.
- Jean Rostand

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

Greatness, in order to gain recognition,
must all too often consent to ape greatness.
- 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

I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition,
but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan.
- Jean Rostand

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

The least one can say of power is that a vocation for it is suspicious.
- Jean Rostand

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

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

It may offend us to hear our own thoughts expressed by others:
we are not sure enough of their souls.
- Jean Rostand

To be adult is to be alone.
- Jean Rostand

The nobility of a human being is strictly independent
of that of his convictions.
- Jean Rostand

There are moments when very little truth would be enough to shape opinion.
One might be hated at extremely low cost.
- Jean Rostand

Far too often the choices reality proposes are such
as to take away one's taste for choosing.
- Jean Rostand

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

A married couple are well suited when both partners
usually feel the need for a quarrel at the same time.
- Jean Rostand

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which
millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.
- Jean Rostand

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

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

God, that dumping ground of our dreams.
- Jean Rostand

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

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

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

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

I still understand a few words in life,
but I no longer think they make a sentence.
- Jean Rostand

Theories pass.
The frog remains.
- Jean Rostand

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

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

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

To reflect is to disturb one's thoughts.
- Jean Rostand

In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's.
- Jean Rostand

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

Kill a man, and you are a murderer.
Kill millions of men, and you are a conquerer.
Kill everyone, and you are a god.
- Jean Rostand

I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books.
- 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

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

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind


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