Tout ce qui existe dans l'univers est le fruit du hasard et de la nécessité.
Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
C’est bien plus la coutume et l’exemple qui nous persuade, qu’aucune connaissance certaine.
Les hommes n'ont jamais de remords des choses qu'ils sont dans l'usage de faire.
I am ignorant and it's killing me.
To every man is given the key to the gates of heaven. The same key opens the gates of hell. And so it is with science.
All models are wrong, but some are useful.
The history of science has been distorted by a longstanding conviction that correct theories about nature are always the most elegant ones.
Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves, and each time that we try to teach them something too quickly, we keep them from reinventing it themselves.
Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.
If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.
The moment you put a deadline on your dream,it becomes a goal.
I’ll give you this: we’re firmly on our way to being safer than a drunk driver.
Because instruments determine what can be done, they also determine to some extent what can be thought.
(par hasard, direz-vous peut-être, mais souvenez-vous que dans les champs de l’observation le hasard ne favorise que les esprits préparés)
No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
It is not even wrong.
La recherche de la vérité doit être le but de notre activité; c’est la seule fin qui soit digne d’elle. Sans doute devons nous d’abord nous efforcer de soulager les souffrances humaines, mais pourquoi? Ne pas souffrir, c’est un idéal négatif et qui serait plus sûrement atteint par l’anéantissement du monde.
We think; biological evolution does not. But when problems are very hard, thinking may not help that much. We may all be relatively blind watchmakers.
The knife-sharp separation of science from other human endeavors like art, politics and spiritual longing is too clean and too abstract to be true or helpful.
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.
You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.
I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.
On ne juge pas un homme sur le nombre de fois qu'il tombe, mais sur le nombre de fois qu'il se relève.
So many things are possible just as long as you don't know they're impossible.
We're all in this game together.
The only lies for which we are truly punished are those we tell ourselves
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
Only someone who is well prepared has the opportunity to improvise.
Learn the rules, break the rules, make up new rules, break the new rules.
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you are finished.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up ’cause they’re looking for ideas.
If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.
Make your mistakes, take your chances, look silly, but keep on going. Don’t freeze up.
It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept.
We improve ourselves by victory over our self. There must be contests, and you must win.
Facts are like cows. If you look them in the face long enough, they generally run away.
Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.
Nobody said not to go.
When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.
Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.
It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
I have failed at many things, but I have never been afraid.
That was one of the virtues of being a pessimist: nothing was ever as bad as you thought it would be.
Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.
People make mistakes in life through believing too much, but they have a damned dull time if they believe too little.
I always worried someone would notice me, and then when no one did, I felt lonely.
You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.
Remain true to yourself, child. If you know your own heart, you will always have one friend who does not lie.