Jean Rostand

Jean Rostand

French writer

Lived from: 1897-1977

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Jean Rostand

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    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.
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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.
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    A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
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    Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
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    Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.
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    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.
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    God, that checkroom of our dreams.
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    God, that dumping ground of our dreams.
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    Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness.
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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.
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    I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books.
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    I should have no use for a paradise in which I should be deprived of the right to prefer hell.
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    I still understand a few words in life, but I no longer think they make a sentence.
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    I think I am one of those who can manage not to take on a completely different appearance under their own glance.
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    In order to remain true to oneself one ought to renounce one's party three times a day.
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