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Paul Valéry

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Biography - Paul Valéry:

French poet, essayist and philosopher.
Born: 1871 - Died: 1945
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

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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There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
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War is sweet to those who have no experience of it,
but the experienced man trembles exceedingly at heart on its approach.

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At the bottom of all patriotism there is war: that is why I am no patriot.
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War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.
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Whatever makes for cultural development is working also against war.
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In time of war the laws are silent.
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Paul Valéry also said...


One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather.
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Men differ by what they show, and have in common what they hide.
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The wind is rising!... We must try to live!
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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.
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