Paul Valery Quotes

Two dangers constantly threaten the world: order and disorder.

Paul Valery

A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator.

Paul Valery

History is the science of what never happens twice.

Paul Valery

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 Valery

To see is to forget the name of the thing one sees.

Paul Valery

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 Valery

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 Valery

Politics is the art of preventing people from sticking their noses in things that are properly their business.

Paul Valery

Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.

Paul Valery

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.

Paul Valery

Every beginning is a consequence - every beginning ends some thing.

Paul Valery

Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows

Paul Valery

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

Paul Valery

Love is being stupid together.

Paul Valery

dangers constantly threaten the world: order and disorder.

Paul Valery

A man is infinitely more complicated than his thoughts.

Paul Válery
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