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

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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A Quote by Jean Rostand on god

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Kill one man and you are a murderer. Kill millions and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone and you are God.

Jean Rostand (1894 - 1977)

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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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