That which has been believed by everyone, always and everywhere, has every chance of being false.
Quote by Paul Valery
Paul Valery Quotes
Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own...
A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
In poetry everything which must be said is almost impossible to say well.
To write regular verses destroys an infinite number of fine possibilities, but at the same...
Politeness is organized indifference.
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a...
War: a massacre of people who don't know each other for the profit of people...
Power without abuse loses its charm
We are wont to condemn self-love; but what we really mean to condemn is contrary...
History is the science of things which are not repeated.
Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the...
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
The history of thought may be summed up in these words: it is absurd by...
We are enriched by our reciprocate differences.
Two dangers constantly threaten the world: order and disorder.
The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to...
Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake,...
At times I think and at times I am.
A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.
Long years must pass before the truths we have made for ourselves become our very...