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Paul Valery
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La Crise de l'Esprit Letter 1 (1919)
Paul Valery
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In French: "Les grandes vertus des peuples allemands ont engendré plus de maux que l'oisiveté jamais n'a créé de vices." - La Crise de l'esprit (1919)


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Paul Valery
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Born: October 30, 1871

Died: July 20, 1945 (aged 73)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Poet

Bio: Ambroise-Paul-Toussaint-Jules Valéry was a French poet, essayist, and philosopher. His interests were sufficiently broad that he can be classified as a polymath. In addition to his poetry and fiction and aphorisms on art, history, letters, music, and current events.

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Sound is naught but broken air, And every speech that is spoken, Loud or privily, foul or fair, In its substance is but air; For as flame is but lighted smoke, So sound is air that is broken.

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