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Jean Rostand Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Mar 2021
Jean Rostand Topics
Men And Women
The least one can say of power is that a vocation for it is suspicious.
The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies, alas, are always the same.
The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God.
The books one has written in the past have two surprises in store: one couldn't write them again, and wouldn't want to.
Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
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.
Somebody told me I should put a pebble in my mouth to cure my stuttering. Well, I tried it, and during a scene I swallowed the pebble. That was the end of that.
Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
Renown? I've already got more of it than those I respect, and will never have as much as those for whom I feel contempt.
One must either take an interest in the human situation or else parade before the void.
One must credit an hypothesis with all that has had to be discovered in order to demolish it.
One kills a man, one is an assassin; one kills millions, one is a conqueror; one kills everybody, one is a god.
Nothing leads the scientist so astray as a premature truth.
Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.
Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you.
My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists.
Kill a man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conquerer. Kill everyone, and you are a god.
It takes a very deep-rooted opinion to survive unexpressed.
It may offend us to hear our own thoughts expressed by others: we are not sure enough of their souls.
It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths.
Being A Woman
Being True To Yourself
Being Who You Are
Get Over It
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