Power without abuse loses its charm.
Quote by Paul Valery
Paul Valery Quotes
An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
A man is a poet if difficulties inherent in his art provide him with ideas;...
Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the...
A man's true secrets are more secret to himself than they are to others.
We are wont to condemn self-love; but what we really mean to condemn is contrary...
Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake,...
Love is being stupid together.
God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.
Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
That which has always been accepted by everyone, everywhere, is almost certain to be false.
Poe is the only impeccable writer. He was never mistaken.
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things...
Long years must pass before the truths we have made for ourselves become our very...
Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own...
The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to...
Serious-minded people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious.
The mind petrifies if a circle be drawn around it, and it can hardly be...
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.