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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

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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Quotes for: weakness


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Quotes about weakness:


No man is weak by choice.
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
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What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.
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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
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Quotes for: judgement


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Quotes for: judgement


Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
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Haste in judgement is to look for guilt.
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A judgment can be refuted, but never a prejudice.
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It is not permitted to the most equitable of men to be a judge in his own cause.
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True artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.
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Do not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day.
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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.
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