Quotes by Paul Valéry

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Sometimes I think and other times I am.
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The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best.
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A man who is "of sound mind" is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.
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 being-yourself  sanity  

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It would be impossible to "love" anyone or anything one knew completely. Love is directed towards what lies hidden in its object.
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God made everything out of nothing. But the nothingness shows through.
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History is the most dangerous product which the chemistry of the mind has concocted. Its properties are well known. It produces dreams and drunkenness. It fills people with false memories, exaggerates their reactions, exacerbates old grievances, torments them in their repose, and encourages either a delirium of grandeur or a delusion of persecution. It makes whole nations bitter, arrogant, insufferable and vainglorious.
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