Jean Rostand Quotes

56 Jean Rostand quotes:

"I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan."
"The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions."
"The least one can say of power is that a vocation for it is suspicious."
"Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said."
"Hatred, for the man who is not engaged in it, is a little like the odor of garlic for one who hasn't eaten any."
"There are moments when very little truth would be enough to shape opinion. One might be hated at extremely low cost."
"Truth is always served by great minds, even if they fight it."
"Far too often the choices reality proposes are such as to take away one's taste for choosing."
"We spend our time envying people whom we wouldn't wish to be."
"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."
"One kills a man, one is an assassin; one kills millions, one is a conqueror; one kills everybody, one is a god."
"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."
"To be adult is to be alone."
"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."
"I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books."
"To hate fatigues."
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