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The books one has written in the past have two surprises in store: one couldn't write them again, and wouldn't want to.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Books
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Prerequisite for rereadability in books: that they be forgettable.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Books
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Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Criticism
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There are certain moments when we might wish the future were built by men of the past.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Future
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A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Age
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In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Politics
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In order to remain true to oneself one ought to renounce one's party three times a day.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Politics
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To reflect is to disturb one's thoughts.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Thoughts
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One must credit an hypothesis with all that has had to be discovered in order to demolish it.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Theory
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We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Modesty
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Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Beauty
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The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Belief
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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 | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Fame
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I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Government
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The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Admiration
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To be adult is to be alone.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Adulthood
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Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Aphorisms
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The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Atheism
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Truth is always served by great minds, even if they fight it.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Truth
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God, that dumping ground of our dreams.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | God
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God, that checkroom of our dreams.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | God
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The least one can say of power is that a vocation for it is suspicious.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Power
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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 | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Power
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To say of men that they are bad is to say they are worse than we think we are, or worse than the ideal man whose image we have built up on the basis of a certain few.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Judgment
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Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Greatness
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