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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

We civilizations now know ourselves mortal.



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(French, German)



French
Nous autres, civilisations, savons maintenant que nous sommes mortelles.

German
Wir anderen Zivilisationen, wir wissen nun, daß wir sterblich sind.




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Quotes

Quotes for: Civilization


By the mere fact that he forms part of an organised crowd, a man descends several rungs in the ladder of civilisation.





Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.





Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.





While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings.





At the root of our civilization, there is the freedom of each person of thought, of belief, of opinion, of work, of leisure.





Inability to accept the mystic experience is more than an intellectual handicap. Lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination. For in a civilization equipped with immense technological power, the sense of alienation between man and nature leads to the use of technology in a hostile spirit – to the ‚conquest‘ of nature instead of intelligent co-operation with nature.







Quotes

Paul Valéry also said...


One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather.





Men differ by what they show, and have in common what they hide.





Let us enrich ourselves with our mutual differences.





The wind is rising!... We must try to live!





A very dangerous state of mind: thinking one understands.





The greatest liberty is born of the greatest rigor.












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