French Scientist Quotes

215 French Scientist quotes:

"In its entirety, probably, it follows us at every instant; all that we have felt, thought and willed from our earliest infancy is there, leaning over the present which is about to join it, pressing against the portals of consciousness that would fain leave it outside."
"Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality."
"There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation."
"Our laughter is always the laughter of a group."
"In just the same way the thousands of successive positions of a runner are contracted into one sole symbolic attitude, which our eye perceives, which art reproduces, and which becomes for everyone the image of a man who runs."
"It seems that laughter needs an echo."
"Wherever anything lives, there is, open somewhere, a register in which time is being inscribed."
"Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments; intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments."
"Spirit borrows from matter the perceptions on which it feeds and restores them to matter in the form of movements which it has stamped with its own freedom."
Author: Bergson Quotes Category: French Scientist Quotes Spirit Quotes
"A situation is always comic if it participates simultaneously in two series of events which are absolutely independent of each other, and if it can be interpreted in two quite different meanings."
"In reality, the past is preserved by itself automatically."
"There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science."
"Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind."
"In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind."
"Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism."
Author: Pasteur Quotes Category: French Scientist Quotes Skepticism Quotes
"Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors only the prepared mind."
"Chance favors the prepared mind."
"Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners."
"The French want no-one to be their superior. The English want inferiors. The Frenchman constantly raises his eyes above him with anxiety. The Englishman lowers his beneath him with satisfaction."
"Our system is the height of absurdity, since we treat the culprit both as a child, so as to have the right to punish him, and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation."

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