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Paul Valery

  • We are wont to condemn self-love; but what we really mean to condemn is contrary to self-love. It is that mixture of selfishness and self-hate that permanently pursues us, that prevents us from loving others, and that prohibits us from losing ourselves.... Paul Valery {view}
  • 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 {view}
  • Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature.... Paul Valery {view}