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Quotation by Jean Rostand
Falsity cannot keep an idea from being beautiful; there are certain errors of such ingenuity that one could regret their not ranking among the achievements of the human mind.
Jean Rostand (1894–1977), French biologist, writer. repr. In The Substance of Man, "A Biologist's Thoughts," ch. 7 (1962). Pensées d'un Biologiste (1939).
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