Paul Valery is one of the most celebrated French poet, essayist, and philosopher.
Top 10 Paul Valery Quotes
An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it. ~ Paul Valéry.
Let us enrich ourselves with our mutual differences. ~ Paul Valéry.
A politician is a hybrid of a dancer and an accountant. ~ Paul Valery.
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. ~ Paul Valéry.
Politeness is organized indifference. ~ Paul Valéry.
History is the science of what never happens twice. ~ Paul Valéry.
We hope vaguely but dread precisely. ~ Paul Valéry.
Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content. ~ Paul Valéry.
Poetry is a separate language, or more specifically, a language within a language. ~ Paul Valery.
A man’s true secrets are more secret to himself than they are to others. ~ Paul Valéry.
Famous Paul Valery Quotes
Poems are never finished – just abandoned. ~ Paul Valery.
Politics is the art of stopping people from minding their own business. ~ Paul Valery.
The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best. ~ Paul Valéry.
Thought must be hidden in the verse like nutritional virtue in a fruit. ~ Paul Valéry.
To penetrate one’s being, one must go armed to the teeth. ~ Paul Valéry.
One had to be a Newton to notice that the moon is falling, when everyone sees that it doesn’t fall. ~ Paul Valéry.
Love is being stupid together. ~ Paul Valéry.
We need to wake up from a thought that lasts too long. ~ Paul Valéry.
Ego is awful. The ego of other people, of course. ~ Paul Valery.
Fidelity to meaning alone in translation is a kind of betrayal. ~ Paul Valéry.
To see is to forget the name of the thing one sees. ~ Paul Valéry.
Man is only man at the surface. Remove the skin, dissect, and immediately you come to machinery. ~ Paul Valéry.
Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature. ~ Paul Valéry.
Every beginning is a consequence – every beginning ends some thing. ~ Paul Valéry.
Short Paul Valery Quotes
A leader is someone who needs other people. ~ Paul Valery.
Conscience reigns but it does not govern. ~ Paul Valery.
Fascism begins with the thought that everybody else is an idiot. ~ Paul Valery.
Everything simple is false. Everything complex is unusable. ~ Paul Valery.
If the Ego is hateful, Love your neighbor as yourself becomes a cruel irony. ~ Paul Valéry.
We are enriched by our reciprocate differences. ~ Paul Valéry.
Our most important thoughts are those that contradict our emotions. ~ Paul Valéry.
Serious people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious. ~ Paul Valéry.
Everything changes but the avant-garde. ~ Paul Valéry.
A difficulty is a light. An insurmountable difficulty is a sun. ~ Paul Valéry.
Popular Paul Valery Quotes
If the state is strong, it crushes us. If it is weak, we perish. ~ Paul Valéry.
Having precise ideas often leads to a man doing nothing. ~ Paul Valéry.
War: a massacre of people who don’t know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don’t massacre each other. ~ Paul Valéry.
One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather. ~ Paul Valéry.
God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through. ~ Paul Valéry.
Every social system is more or less against nature, and at every moment nature is at work to reclaim her rights. ~ Paul Valéry.
Power without abuse loses its charm. ~ Paul Valéry.
Sometimes I think, sometimes I am. ~ Paul Valéry.
A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone. ~ Paul Valéry.
The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be. ~ Paul Valéry.
Two dangers constantly threaten the world: order and disorder. ~ Paul Valéry.
Optimists do not write well. ~ Paul Valery.
Best Paul Valery Quotes
To enter into your own mind you need to be armed to the teeth. ~ Paul Valéry.
An intelligent woman is a woman with whom one can be as stupid as one wants. ~ Paul Valéry.
The universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect. ~ Paul Valéry.
What golden hour of life, what glittering moment will ever equal the pain its loss can cause? ~ Paul Valéry.
A work of art is never finished; it is only abandoned. ~ Paul Valery.
Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking. ~ Paul Valéry.
Breath, dreams, silence, invincible calm, you triumph. ~ Paul Valéry.
Stupidity is not my strong point. ~ Paul Valery.
The advantage of the incomprehensible is that it never loses its freshness. ~ Paul Valery.
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