Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday's Quote

Paul Valery (1871-1945) was a French poet and essayist.  I think he was on to something with this observation:

"A man who wishes to impose his opinions on others is unsure of their value. He has to uphold them by all possible means. He adopts a special tone of voice, thumps the table, smiles on some and browbeats others. In short, he borrows from his body the wherewithal to bolster up his mind."

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