French Scientist Quotes

215 French Scientist quotes:

"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."
"Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about."
"When many work together for a goal, Great things may be accomplished. It is said a lion cub was killed By a single colony of ants."
"Great affection is often the cause of violent animosity. The quarrels of men often arise from too great a familiarity."
"If a wise man behaves prudently, how can he be overcome by his enemies? Even a single man, by right action, can overcome a host of foes."
"Even in decline, a virtuous man increases the beauty of his behavior. A burning stick, though turned to the ground, has its flame drawn upwards."
"By depending on the great, The small may rise high. See: the little plant ascending the tall tree Has climbed to the top."
"It may be doubtful, at first, whether a person is an enemy or friend. Meat, if not properly digested, becomes poison; But poison, if used rightly, may turn medicinal."
"Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man."
"Just as the individual is not alone in the group, nor any one in society alone among the others, so man is not alone in the universe."
"The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions."
"Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing."
"Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence."
"My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists."
Author: Rostand Quotes Category: French Scientist Quotes Pessimism Quotes
"The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions."
"Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness."
"Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought."
"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly."
"The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause."
Author: Bergson Quotes Category: French Scientist Quotes Present Quotes
"The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity."

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