Facts about Paul Valery

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Paul Valery was a famous Poet from France, who lived between October 30, 1871 and July 20, 1945. He/she became 73 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 41 quotes who is written / told by Paul, under the main topics: Art, Dreams, Poetry, Religion, Science.

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Famous quotes by Paul Valery (41)


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"The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us"
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"Two dangers constantly threaten the world: order and disorder"
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"To write regular verses destroys an infinite number of fine possibilities, but at the same time it suggests a multitude of distant and totally unexpected thoughts"
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"The history of thought may be summed up in these words: it is absurd by what it seeks and great by what it finds"
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"Serious-minded people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious"
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"Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business"
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"A poem is never finished, only abandoned"
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"A man is infinitely more complicated than his thoughts"
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"A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone"
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"The future, like everything else, is not what it used to be"
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"Politeness is organized indifference"
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"Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content"
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"A man who is "of sound mind" is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key"
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"A poem is never finished, only abandoned"
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"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up"
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"An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it"
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"God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through"
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"Power without abuse loses its charm"
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"History is the science of things which are not repeated"
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"A man's true secrets are more secret to himself than they are to others"
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"The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us"
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"Love is being stupid together"
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"Long years must pass before the truths we have made for ourselves become our very flesh"
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"We are enriched by our reciprocate differences"
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"War: a massacre of people who don't know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don't massacre each other"
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"The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be"
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"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up"
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"Poe is the only impeccable writer. He was never mistaken"
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"Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows"
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"The universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect"
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"That which has been believed by everyone, always and everywhere, has every chance of being false"
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"Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to"
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"At times I think and at times I am"
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"A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator"
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"The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best"
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"In poetry everything which must be said is almost impossible to say well"
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"God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through"
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"God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly"
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"That which has always been accepted by everyone, everywhere, is almost certain to be false"
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"Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature"
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"A man is a poet if difficulties inherent in his art provide him with ideas; he is not a poet if they deprive him of ideas"


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