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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

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



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Translation

(French, German)



French
La politique est l'art d'empêcher les gens de se mêler de ce qui les regarde.

German
Politik ist die Kunst, die Leute daran zu hindern, sich um das zu kümmern, was sie angeht.




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My political ideal is democracy. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
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Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong.
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We civilizations now know ourselves mortal.
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