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Paul Valéry

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Biography : French poet, essayist and philosopher.
Born: 1871 - Died: 1945
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
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One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather."
Paul Valéry - Tel quel
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Men differ by what they show, and have in common what they hide."
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A very dangerous state of mind: thinking one understands."
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The greatest liberty is born of the greatest rigor."
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We civilizations now know ourselves mortal."
Paul Valéry - Crisis of the Mind
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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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Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business."
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Let us enrich ourselves with our mutual differences."
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Sometimes I think. Sometimes I am."
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Those who cannot attack the thought, instead attack the thinker."
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A philosophy should be portable."
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The poem: a prolonged hesitation between sound and sense."
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The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up."
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A poem is never finished, only abandoned."
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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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God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through."
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An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it."
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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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