The best Quotations


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

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

A work is never completed except by some accident such as weariness, satisfaction, the need to deliver, or death: for, in relation to who or what is making it, it can only be one stage in a series of inner transformations.
- Paul Valery

If some great catastrophe is not announced every morning, we feel a certain void. nothing in the paper today , we sigh.
- Paul Valery

Long years must pass before the truths we have made for ourselves become our very flesh.
- 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 is feasible when the variables are few and can be enumerated; when their combinations are distinct and clear. we are tending toward the condition of science and aspiring to do it. the artist works out his own formulas; the interest of science lies in the art of making science.
- Paul Valery

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

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

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

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


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Quotation You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be. - writer
Quotation Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. - writer
Quotation My liver swells with bile difficult to repress. - writer
Quotation It is the weak and confused who worship the pseudosimplicities of brutal directness. - writer
Quotation Hurt a fly! He would not for the world: he's pitiful to flies even. ''Sing,'' says he, ''and tease me still, if that's your way, poor insect.'' - writer
Quotation Englishmen are babes in philosophy and so prefer faction-fighting to the labor of its unfamiliar thought. - writer