"War: a massacre of people who don't know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don't massacre each other."
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."Paul Valery on Albert Einstein
"One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam."Paul Valery on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one."Paul Valery on Albert Einstein
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."Paul Valery on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender."Paul Valery on Winston Churchill
"God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly."
"An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it."
"Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business."
"Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows."
"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up."