Paul Valery Quotes

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

~ Paul Valery

La politique est l'art d'empcher les gens de se mler de ce qui les regarde. (Politics is the art of preventing people from sticking their noses in things that are properly their business.

~ Paul Valery

That which has always been accepted by everyone, everywhere, is almost certain to be false.

~ Paul Valery

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.

~ Paul Valery

A man who is 'of sound mind' is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.

~ Paul Valery

What others think of us would be of little moment did it not, when known, so deeply tinge what we think of ourselves.

~ Paul Valery

Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.

~ Paul Valery

Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to.

~ Paul Valery

That which has been believed by everyone, always and everywhere, has every chance of being false.

~ Paul Valery

Long years must pass before the truths we have made for ourselves become our very flesh.

~ Paul Valery

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