A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
Already at the origin of the species man was equal to what he was destined to become.
Kill a man and you're a murderer. Kill many and you're a conqueror. Kill them all, you're a god.
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.
The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God.