Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business.
Quote by Paul Valery
We are wont to condemn self-love; but what we really mean to condemn is contrary...
Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
A man is a poet if difficulties inherent in his art provide him with ideas;...
An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
Two dangers constantly threaten the world: order and disorder.
Long years must pass before the truths we have made for ourselves become our very...
In poetry everything which must be said is almost impossible to say well.
Serious-minded people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious.
A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.
Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake,...
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a...
A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
A man who is of sound mind is one who keeps the inner madman under...
Love is being stupid together.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Politeness is organized indifference.
The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things...
At times I think and at times I am.
Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the...
A man is infinitely more complicated than his thoughts.