French poet and literature critic; b. 1871; d. 1945 · 2 aphorisms · no comments
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Comment# · ★★☆☆ Fair (392 ratings) · submitted 1997
An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
Paul Valéry, in Art and Literature
Comment# · ★★☆☆ Fair (714 ratings) · submitted 1997
Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business.
Paul Valéry, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in Law and Politics
Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)