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Paul Valery Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Paul Valery

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

Related topics: Dreams

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
- Paul Valery

Love is being stupid together.
- Paul Valery

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
- Paul Valery

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God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.
- Paul Valery

An artist never really finishes his work,
he merely abandons it.
- 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


 

Politeness is organized indifference.
- Paul Valery

Poe is the only impeccable writer.
He was never mistaken.
- Paul Valery

A man is infinitely more complicated than his thoughts.
- Paul Valery

Two dangers constantly threaten the world:
order and disorder.
- Paul Valery

Politics is the art of preventing people from busying
themselves with what is their own business.
- Paul Valery

Serious-minded people have few ideas.
People with ideas are never serious.
- Paul Valery

Books have the same enemies as people:
fire,
humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
- Paul Valery

War: a massacre of people who don't know each other
for the profit of people who know each other but don't massacre each other.
- Paul Valery

A man who is "of sound mind" is one who keeps the inner
madman under lock and key.
- Paul Valery

In poetry everything which must be said is almost impossible to say well.
- Paul Valery

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

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

The universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry
of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect.
- Paul Valery

A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator.
- 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

At times I think and at times I am.
- Paul Valery

Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us,
exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude
of pronouncing upon our fellows.
- Paul Valery

Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes
that are always successful.
All the rest is literature.
- Paul Valery

To write regular verses destroys an infinite number of fine possibilities,
but at the same time it suggests a multitude of distant
and totally unexpected thoughts.
- Paul Valery

The history of thought may be summed up in these words:
it is absurd by what it seeks and great by what it finds.
- Paul Valery

A man is a poet if difficulties inherent in his art provide him with ideas;
he is not a poet if they deprive him of ideas.
- Paul Valery

We are enriched by our reciprocate differences.
- Paul Valery

God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone,
gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly.
- Paul Valery

Power without abuse loses its charm.
- Paul Valery

History is the science of things which are not repeated.
- Paul Valery

The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely
different idea of the things we know best.
- Paul Valery

A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.
- Paul Valery

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

A man's true secrets are more secret to himself than they are to others.
- Paul Valery

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

Do your best, and always accept life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

Doing your best is taking the action because you love it,
not because you're expecting a reward
- don Miguel Ruiz

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to find yourself
is to lose yourself
in the service of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Today, I will do my best...
and then relax in the knowing
that I have done all I could.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be the best that you can be.
- Anonymous

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Do the best you can. Be proud of your accomplishments -
without comparing yourself to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be yourself. There is nothing more for you to do
than to be the best YOU that you can be -
with no imitation, no pretense, no guilt, no shame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

The best is yet to come.
- Ernest Holmes

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
- Peter F. Drucker

The best relationship is one in which
your love for each other
exceeds your need for each other.
- Anonymous

It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
- Henry David Thoreau

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


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