A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
Jean Rostand (1894 - 1977)
Contributed by: Zaady
I think I am one of those who can manage not to take on a completely different appearance under their own glance.
Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us.
To reflect is to disturb one's thoughts.
Source: "Penspes d'un Biologiste," 1939.
Prerequisite for rereadability in books: that they be forgettable.
Source: "Carnets d'un Biologiste," in "The Substance of Man," 1962.
Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
The obligation to endure gives us the right to know.
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.
Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.
Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
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