Jean Rostand

Jean Rostand (October 30, 1894 - September 4, 1977) was a French biologist and philosopher

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Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god.Rate it:
A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.Rate it:
Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.Rate it:
Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.Rate it:
God, that checkroom of our dreams.Rate it:
I should have no use for a paradise in which I should be deprived of the right to prefer hell.Rate it:
It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths.Rate it:
It takes a very deep-rooted opinion to survive unexpressed.Rate it:
Kill one man and you are a murderer. Kill millions and you are a conqueror. Kill all and you are a God.Rate it:
My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists.Rate it:
My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.Rate it:
The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies, alas, are always the same.Rate it:
The least one can say of power is that a vocation for it is suspicious.Rate it:
The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.Rate it:
To be an adult is to be alone.Rate it:
To say of men that they are bad is to say they are worse than we think we are, or worse than the ideal man whose image we have built up on the basis of a certain few.Rate it:
We are not na?ve enough to ask for pure men; we ask merely for men whose impurity does not conflict with the obligations of their job.Rate it:

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