Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Jean Rostand Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions.
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.
My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists.
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.
One kills a man, one is an assassin; one kills millions, one is a conqueror; one kills everybody, one is a god.
The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God.
In politics, yesterday’s lie is attacked only to flatter today’s.
Theories pass. The frog remains.
Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness.
We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.
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.
Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.
God, that dumping ground of our dreams.
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.
One must either take an interest in the human situation or else parade before the void.
Somebody told me I should put a pebble in my mouth to cure my stuttering. Well, I tried it, and during a scene I swallowed the pebble. That was the end of that.
It takes a very deep-rooted opinion to survive unexpressed.
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 mind.
There are certain moments when we might wish the future were built by men of the past.
It may offend us to hear our own thoughts expressed by others: we are not sure enough of their souls.
A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
One must credit an hypothesis with all that has had to be discovered in order to demolish it.