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Paul Valery
(1871-1945) born on
Oct 30
French poet, critic. He is best known for his association with the symbolists and his greatest poem "The Young Fate," 1917.
         
   
F
Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature.

R
Serious-minded people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious.
A
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
N
A work is never completed except by some accident such as weariness, satisfaction, the need to deliver, or death.
K
The world acquires value only through its extremes and endures only through moderation; extremists make the world great, the moderates give it stability.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Moralitps," 1932; repr. in "Collected Works," vol. 14, " Analects," ed. by J. Matthews, 1970.
R: In "The Executives Quotation Book," ed. by James Charlton, 1993.
A: In "Pearls of Wisdom," ed. J. Agel and W. Glanze, 1987.
N: "Recollection" in "Collected Works," vol. 1, 1972.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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