Jean Rostand

1894 - 1977

A Quote by Jean Rostand

A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.

Jean Rostand (1894 - 1977)

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A Quote by Jean Rostand on appearance

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

Jean Rostand (1894 - 1977)

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A Quote by Jean Rostand on computers

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

Jean Rostand (1894 - 1977)

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A Quote by Jean Rostand on reflection

To reflect is to disturb one's thoughts.

Jean Rostand (1894 - 1977)

Source: "Penspes d'un Biologiste," 1939.

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A Quote by Jean Rostand on books

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Prerequisite for rereadability in books: that they be forgettable.

Jean Rostand (1894 - 1977)

Source: "Carnets d'un Biologiste," in "The Substance of Man," 1962.

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A Quote by Jean Rostand on art, beauty, and ugliness

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.

Jean Rostand (1894 - 1977)

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A Quote by Jean Rostand on obligation

The obligation to endure gives us the right to know.

Jean Rostand (1894 - 1977)

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A Quote by Jean Rostand on certainty, errors, ideas, and regret

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.

Jean Rostand (1894 - 1977)

Source: "Penspes d'un Biologiste," 1939.

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A Quote by Jean Rostand on ability, brevity, certainty, and feeling

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

Jean Rostand (1894 - 1977)

Source: "Carnets d'un Biologiste," in "The Substance of Man," 1962.

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A Quote by Jean Rostand

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

Jean Rostand (1894 - 1977)

Source: "Penspes d'un Biologiste," 1939.

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