Thursday, February 16, 2017

Quote of the Day (Paul Valery, on Living in ‘Interesting Times’)

"You live in interesting times. Interesting times are always enigmatic times that promise no rest, no prosperity or continuity or security. Never has humanity joined so much power and so much disarray, so much anxiety and so many playthings, so much knowledge and so much uncertainty."— Address of French poet Paul Valery (1871-1945) to a graduating class in 1932, quoted in Martin Gilbert, A History of the Twentieth Century: Volume One: 1900-1933 (1997)

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