Jean Rostand Quotes

56 Jean Rostand quotes:

"Nothing leads the scientist so astray as a premature truth."
"When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderstanding of current, rather than intuition of future truth. In science there is never any error so gross that it won't one day, from some perspective, appear prophetic."
"One must either take an interest in the human situation or else parade before the void."
Author: Rostand Quotes Category: French Scientist Quotes Interest Quotes
"In order to remain true to oneself one ought to renounce one's party three times a day."
"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."
"To reflect is to disturb one's thoughts."
"One must credit an hypothesis with all that has had to be discovered in order to demolish it."
"Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are."
"The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God."
"We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds."
Author: Rostand Quotes Category: French Scientist Quotes Modesty Quotes
"Theories pass. The frog remains."
"A married couple are well suited when both partners usually feel the need for a quarrel at the same time."
"My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists."
Author: Rostand Quotes Category: French Scientist Quotes Pessimism Quotes
"Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness."
"I still understand a few words in life, but I no longer think they make a sentence."
"It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths."
"To love an idea is to love it a little more than one should."
"The books one has written in the past have two surprises in store: one couldn't write them again, and wouldn't want to."
"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.."

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