Paul Valery Quotes

Found 63 quotes by Paul Valery .
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"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up." Paul Valery
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Dreams    Editor's Pick    French Poet    Pearls of Wisdom    Positive    Wisdom   

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"Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content." Paul Valery
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Animals    French Poet   

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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" Paul Valery
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"Power without abuse loses its charm" Paul Valery
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"Everything that is simple is theoratically false, everything that is complicated is pragmatically useless." Paul Valery
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"History is the science of what never happens twice." Paul Valery
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"A poem is never finished, only abandoned." Paul Valery
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"We are enriched by our reciprocate differences" Paul Valery
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"Politeness is organized indifference" Paul Valery
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"What others think of us would be of little moment did it not, when known, so deeply tinge what we think of ourselves." Paul Valery
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"An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it" Paul Valery
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"A work is never completed except by some accident such as weariness, satisfaction, the need to deliver, or death: for, in relation to who or what is making it, it can only be one stage in a series of inner transformations." Paul Valery
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Death    Work   

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"The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best" Paul Valery
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"God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through." Paul Valery
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French Poet    God   

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"Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them." Paul Valery
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"Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business." Paul Valery
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"Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature." Paul Valery
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"At times I think and at times I am." Paul Valery
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"Serious-minded people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious." Paul Valery
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"A man who is 'of sound mind' is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key." Paul Valery
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"We are wont to condemn self-love; but what we really mean to condemn is contrary to self-love. It is that mixture of selfishness and self-hate that permanently pursues us, that prevents us from loving others, and that prohibits us from losing ourselves." Paul Valery
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