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Jean Rostand
Nationality: French
Category: Scientist
Subcategory: French Scientist

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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.


To be adult is to be alone.


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


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


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


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