Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Quote by Paul Valery
Paul Valery Quotes
A man who is of sound mind is one who keeps the inner madman under...
A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.
Politeness is organized indifference
The universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry of which is somehow present...
We are wont to condemn self-love; but what we really mean to condemn is contrary...
The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to...
A man is a poet if difficulties inherent in his art provide him with ideas;...
Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake,...
The history of thought may be summed up in these words: it is absurd by...
Serious-minded people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious.
Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern...
God made everything out of the void, but the void shows through
A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator.
Politics is the art of preventing people from sticking their noses in things that are...
That which has always been accepted by everyone, everywhere, is almost certain to be false.
Two dangers constantly threaten the world: order and disorder.
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
Power without abuse loses its charm.
The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things...