Paul Valery Quote
Tel Quel (1943)
“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.”
In French: "La guerre, c'est un massacre de gens qui ne se connaissent pas, au profit de gens qui se connaissent, mais ne se massacrent pas." - As quoted in: Bizarre, Issues 24-31 (1962), p. 102
Paraphrase. Original: izquotes.com/quote/387998. From: Charmes, “Le Cimetière Marin” (1922)
Born: October 30, 1871
Died: July 20, 1945 (aged 73)
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.