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Jean Rostand


(1894 - 1977)

biologist and moralist
France


Quotations of Jean Rostand

"Kill one man and you are a murderer. Kill millions and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone and you are a God."
(Jean Rostand / 1894-1977 / Thoughts of a Biologist / 1939)

"Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men."
(Jean Rostand / 1894-1977 / Thoughts of a Biologist / 1939)

"I should have no use for a paradise in which I should be deprived of the right to prefer hell."
(Jean Rostand / 1894-1977 / Thoughts of a Biologist / 1939)

"Few people are worthy to believe in nothing."
(Jean Rostand / 1894-1977 / Thoughts of a Biologist / 1939)

"Not to believe that something exists because it would be too horrible if it does not exist. There is no proof owing to the horrible one."
(Jean Rostand / 1894-1977 / Thoughts of a Biologist / 1939)

"I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books."
(Jean Rostand / 1894-1977)

"God, that checkroom of our dreams."
(Jean Rostand / 1894-1977)

"The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God."
(Jean Rostand / 1894-1977)


Biography of Jean Rostand



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