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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

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The history of thought may be summed up in these words: it is absurd by what it seeks and great by what it finds.
Paul Valéry




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Great thoughts come from the heart.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
Soren Kierkegaard
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The thought of death betrays us, for it makes us forget to live.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Lucidity adds beauty to profound thoughts.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.”
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus
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Quotes about history:



Quotes for: History

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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.”
Aristotle
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Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.”
George Bernard Shaw
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What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - Lectures on the Philosophy of History
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Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.”
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
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What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.”
Victor Hugo - The Man Who Laughs
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If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.”
George Bernard Shaw
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Quotes for: absurd

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Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.”
Voltaire - Questions sur les Miracles
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Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.”
Bertrand Russell - The Problems of Philosophy
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Absurd is lucid reason noting its limits.”
Albert Camus
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Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.”
Baruch Spinoza
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Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.”
M. C. Escher
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Whoever wants to deceive people must first of all make absurdity plausible.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Maxims and Reflections
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One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather.”
Paul Valéry - Tel quel
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Men differ by what they show, and have in common what they hide.”
Paul Valéry
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The wind is rising!... We must try to live!”
Paul Valéry
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A very dangerous state of mind: thinking one understands.”
Paul Valéry
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The greatest liberty is born of the greatest rigor.”
Paul Valéry
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We civilizations now know ourselves mortal.”
Paul Valéry - Crisis of the Mind
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