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Paul Valéry

Quote of Paul Valéry - The folly of mistaking a paradox...


Biography - Paul Valéry:

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

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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.
Paul Valéry




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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.”
Paul Valéry - Crisis of the Mind
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