In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's.
More Quotes from Jean Rostand:The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions.
The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God.
Truth is always served by great minds, even if they fight it.
A body of work such as Pasteur's is inconceivable in our time: no man would be given a chance to create a whole science. Nowadays a path is scarcely opened up when the crowd begins to pour in.
Hatred, for the man who is not engaged in it, is a little like the odor of garlic for one who hasn't eaten any.
There are moments when very little truth would be enough to shape opinion. One might be hated at extremely low cost.
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