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Ambroise Paul Toussaint Jules Valéry Facts

Ambroise Paul Toussaint Jules Valéry was a French poet, essayist, and philosopher. In addition to his poetry and fiction (drama and dialogues), his interests included aphorisms on art, history, letters, music, and current events. Valéry was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 12 different years. (1871-1945)

Quotes by Ambroise Paul Toussaint Jules Valéry

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

Everything simple is false. Everything complex is unusable.
Paul Valéry

God made everything out of nothing. But the nothingness shows through.
Paul Valéry

History is the science of what never happens twice.
Paul Valéry

I know nothing more stupid and indeed vulgar than wanting to be right.
Paul Valéry

Liberty is the hardest test that one can inflict on a people.
Paul Valéry

Nothing is more natural than mutual misunderstanding; the contrary is always surprising.
Paul Valéry /The Art of Poetry/

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

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

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

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

Those who cannot attack the thought, instead attack the thinker.
Paul Valéry

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