Maurice Maeterlinck - Quotes

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How strangely do we diminish a thing as soon as we try to express it in words.

How strangely do we diminish a thing as soon as we try to express it in words.

At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past.

At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past.

When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough. ---->>>

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.

An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it. ---->>>

They believe that nothing will happen because they have closed their doors. ---->>>

To be happy is only to have freed one's soul from the unrest of unhappiness. ---->>>

Do we not all spend the greater part of our lives under the shadow of an event that has not yet come to pass? ---->>>

We possess only the happiness we are able to understand.

We possess only the happiness we are able to understand.

We are never the same with others as when we are alone. We are different, even when we are in the dark with them. ---->>>

It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom. ---->>>

Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance. ---->>>

Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness.

Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness.

Our reason may prove what it will: our reason is only a feeble ray that has issued from Nature.

Our reason may prove what it will: our reason is only a feeble ray that has issued from Nature.

Happiness is rarely absent; it is we that know not of its presence. ---->>>

A truth that disheartens because it is true is of more value than the most stimulating of falsehoods. ---->>>

No great inner event befalls those who summon it not. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Belgian
Born: August 29, 1862
Birthplace:
Die: 06-06, 1949
Occupation: Dramatist
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Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck (also called Comte (Count) Maeterlinck from 1932; [mo.ʁis ma.tɛʁ.lɛ̃ːk] in Belgium, [mɛ.teʁ.lɛ̃ːk] in France; 29 August 1862 – 6 May 1949) was a Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist who was Flemish but wrote in French. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911 "in appreciation of his many-sided literary activities, and especially of his dramatic works, which are distinguished by a wealth of imagination and by a poetic fancy, which reveals, sometimes in the guise of a fairy tale, a deep inspiration, while in a mysterious way they appeal to the readers' own feelings and stimulate their imaginations" (wikipedia)