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Paul Valery – 17 Quotes

 

17 Quotes by Paul Valery

 

God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly.

– Paul Valery


An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.

– Paul Valery


Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business.

– Paul Valery


Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows.

– Paul Valery


The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

– Paul Valery


The future, like everything else, is not what it used to be.

– Paul Valery


The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.

– Paul Valery


God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

– Paul Valery


History is the science of things which are not repeated.

– Paul Valery


The history of thought may be summed up in these words: it is absurd by what it seeks and great by what it finds.

– Paul Valery


Love is being stupid together.

– Paul Valery


A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

– Paul Valery


In poetry everything which must be said is almost impossible to say well.

– Paul Valery


Power without abuse loses its charm.

– Paul Valery


Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature.

– Paul Valery


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.

– Paul Valery


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.

– Paul Valery


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