Andre Maurois - Quotes

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The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.

The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.

Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.

Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.

Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know.

Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know.

Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.

Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.

Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul. ---->>>

The effectiveness of work increases according to geometric progression if there are no interruptions. ---->>>

A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.

A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.

We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.

We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.

People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel.

People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel.

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.

A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.

A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.

Business is a combination of war and sport.

Business is a combination of war and sport.

Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record. ---->>>

Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences.

Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences.

Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.

Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.

The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion but rather to know it. ---->>>

If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny. ---->>>

We appreciate frankness from those who like us. Frankness from others is called insolence. ---->>>

Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise - and pass by. ---->>>

The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.

The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.

To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it. ---->>>

Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel. ---->>>

In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.

In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.

Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand. ---->>>

If you value a man's regard, strive with him. As to liking, you like your newspaper - and despise it. ---->>>

No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity. ---->>>

If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain. ---->>>

There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.

There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.

An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.

An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.

The really great novel tends to be the exact negative of its author's life. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: July 26, 1885
Birthplace:
Die: 10-09, 1967
Occupation: Writer
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André Maurois (French: [mɔʁwa]; born Émile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog; 26 July 1885 – 9 October 1967) was a French author.(wikipedia)