French Scientist Quotes

215 French Scientist quotes:

"One must credit an hypothesis with all that has had to be discovered in order to demolish it."
"For life is tendency, and the essence of a tendency is to develop in the form of a sheaf, creating, by its very growth, divergent directions among which its impetus is divided."
"Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are."
"The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions."
"The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies, alas, are always the same."
"You will obtain a vision of matter that is perhaps fatiguing for your imagination, but pure and stripped of what the requirements of life make you add to it in external perception."
"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."
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"Theories pass. The frog remains."
"Where does virgin wool come from? The sheep that runs the fastest."
"I think I am one of those who can manage not to take on a completely different appearance under their own glance."
"Protect your health. Without it you face a serious handicap for success and happiness."
"We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects."
"When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become."
"There does not exist a category of science to which one can give the name applied science. There are science and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears it."
"Life is to entered upon with courage."
"To perceive means to immobilize... we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself."
"Life leaps like a geyser for those who drill through the rock of inertia."
"We regard intelligence as man's main characteristic and we know that there is no superiority which intelligence cannot confer on us, no inferiority for which it cannot compensate."
"For the source of any characteristic so widespread and uniform as this adaptation to environment we must go back to the very beginning of the human race."

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