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French Scientist Quotes

215 French Scientist quotes:

"The universe is asymmetric and I am persuaded that life, as it is known to us, is a direct result of the asymmetry of the universe or of its indirect consequences. The universe is asymmetric."
"I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact."
"Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself."
"It takes a very deep-rooted opinion to survive unexpressed."
"Intelligence is the faculty of making artificial objects, especially tools to make tools."
"When we make the cerebral state the beginning of an action, and in no sense the condition of a perception, we place the perceived images of things outside the image of our body, and thus replace perception within the things themselves."
"It may offend us to hear our own thoughts expressed by others: we are not sure enough of their souls."
"It is sometimes important for science to know how to forget the things she is surest of."
"A man is not old as long as he is seeking something."
"Already at the origin of the species man was equal to what he was destined to become."
"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."
"There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language."
"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."
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"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."
"God, that dumping ground of our dreams."
"To reflect is to disturb one's thoughts."

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