Jean Rostand Quotes

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Born: October 30, 1894, Marseille, France
Birth Country: France
Died: , September 4, 1977
Occupation: Author

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To be adult is to be alone.
- Jean Rostand

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

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