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A body of work such as Pasteur's is inconceivable in our time: no man ...   Life
A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, b...   Life
A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.   Life
A married couple are well suited when both partners usually feel the n...   Life
Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.   Life
Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the ...   Life
Falsity cannot keep an idea from being beautiful; there are certain er...   Life
God, that checkroom of our dreams.   Life
God, that dumping ground of our dreams.   Life
Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to...   Life
I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but...   Life
I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books.   Life
I should have no use for a paradise in which I should be deprived of t...   Life
In order to remain true to oneself one ought to renounce one's party t...   Life
In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's.   Life
It is not easy to imagine how little interested a scientist usually is...   Life
It is sometimes important for science to know how to forget the things...   Life
It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmode...   Life
It may offend us to hear our own thoughts expressed by others: we are ...   Life
It takes a very deep-rooted opinion to survive unexpressed.   Life
Kill a man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are ...   Life
Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has ...   Marriage
Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires t...   Life
Nothing leads the scientist so astray as a premature truth.   Life
One must either take an interest in the human situation or else parade...   Life
Prerequisite for rereadability in books: that they be forgettable.   Life
Renown? I've already got more of it than those I respect, and will nev...   Life
Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.   Science
Somebody told me I should put a pebble in my mouth to cure my stutteri...   Life
Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood - ...   Life
Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even whe...   Life
The books one has written in the past have two surprises in store: one...   Life
The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure ...   Life
The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies, alas, are always th...   Life
The least one can say of power is that a vocation for it is suspicious...   Life
The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his c...   Life
There are certain moments when we might wish the future were built by ...   Life
Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us.   Computers
To be adult is to be alone.   Life
To love an idea is to love it a little more than one should.   Life
To say of men that they are bad is to say they are worse than we think...   Life
Truth is always served by great minds, even if they fight it.   Life
We are not nanve enough to ask for pure men; we ask merely for men who...   Life
We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot und...   Life
When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderst...   Life