1. 10

    Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god.

  2. 9

    The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions.

  3. 8

    In order to remain true to oneself one ought to renounce one's party three times a day.

  4. 7

    A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.

  5. 6

    Kill one man, and you are murderer.

  6. 5

    To be adult is to be alone.

  7. 4

    One must credit an hypothesis with all that has had to be discovered in order to demolish it.

  8. 3

    My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists.

  9. 2

    We spend our time envying people whom we wouldn't wish to be.

  10. 1

    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.

  11. Last Update: 8 March 2021

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