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Jean Rostand
(1894-1977) born on
Oct 30
French biologist, writer. He was called the "venerable dean of biological generalists," popularized evolutionary theory, genetics and entomology.
         
   
F
Prerequisite for rereadability in books: that they be forgettable.

R
To reflect is to disturb one's thoughts.
A
Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.
N
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.
K
Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Carnets d'un Biologiste," repr. in "The Substance of Man," 1962, p. 195.
R: "Penspes d'un Biologiste," 1939.
A: "Carnets d'un Biologiste," in "The Substance of Man," 1962.
N: "Penspes d'un Biologiste," 1939.
K: "Penspes d'un Biologiste," 1939.
   


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