Jean Rostand quotes

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Far too often the choices reality proposes are such as to take away one's taste for choosing.
Quotations--always inexact. I don't trust people who cannot even copy out.
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 bui ...
Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.
There are certain moments when we might wish the future were built by men of the past.
Prerequisite for rereadability in books: that they be forgettable.
It is not easy to imagine how little interested a scientist usually is in the work of any other, with the possible exception of th ...
God, that checkroom of our dreams.
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.
It takes a very deep-rooted opinion to survive unexpressed.
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