Paul Valery Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Paul Valery quotes, Paul Valery sayings, and Paul Valery proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

We are enriched by our reciprocate differences. 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
The purpose of psychology is to give us wholly novel ideas about the things that we know best. Paul Valery
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. Paul Valery
Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them. Paul Valery
Every beginning is a consequence every beginning ends some thing. Paul Valery
To be sincere means to be the same person when one is with oneself; that is to say, alone - but that is all it means. 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
A difficulty is a light. An insurmountable difficulty is a sun. 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
A limited vocabulary, but one with which you can make numerous combinations, is better than thirty thousand words that only hamper the action of the mind. 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 great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone. Paul Valery
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. Paul Valery
What one wrote playfully, another reads with tension and passion; what one wrote with tension and passion, another reads playfully. Paul Valery
Those who cannot attack the thought, instead attack the thinker. Paul Valery
Conscience reigns but it does not govern. Paul Valéry
Disorder is the condition of the mind's fertility; it contains the mind's promise, since its fertility depends upon the unexpected, it depends rather on what we do not know... than what we know. Paul Valery
A man's true secrets are more secret to himself than they are to others. 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