Andre Maurois Quotes

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Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool. -Andre Maurois
The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. -Andre Maurois
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. -Andre Maurois
Business is a combination of war and sport. -Andre Maurois
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder. -Andre Maurois
A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day. -Andre Maurois
A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. -Andre Maurois
The effectiveness of work increases according to geometric progression if there are no interruptions. -Andre Maurois
Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form. -Andre Maurois
An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along. -Andre Maurois
Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold. -Andre Maurois
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. -Andre Maurois
Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them. -Andre Maurois
There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison. -Andre Maurois
If, in New York, you arrive late for an appointment, say,
Art is an effort to create, beside the real world, a more human world -Andre Maurois
In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others. -Andre Maurois
There are deserts in every life, and the desert must be depicted if we are to give a fair and complete idea of the country. -Andre Maurois
Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand. -Andre Maurois
Modesty and unselfishness: These are the virtues which men praise, and pass by -Andre Maurois
To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it. -Andre Maurois
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. -Andre Maurois
Talk of nothing but business, and dispatch that business quickly -Andre Maurois
Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know -Andre Maurois
In literature, as in love, we are astonished at the choice made by other people -Andre Maurois
All of us, from time to time, need a plunge into freedom and novelty, after which routine and discipline will seem delightful by contrast -Andre Maurois
Only passions can raise a man above the level of the animal. -Andre Maurois
The art of growing old is the art of being regarded by the oncoming generations as a support and not as a stumbling-block. -Andre Maurois
When you become used to never being alone, you may consider yourself Americanised -Andre Maurois
Love born of anxiety resembles a thorn shaped so that efforts to pull it out of one's flesh merely cause it to penetrate more deeply therein. -Andre Maurois
The reading of a fine book is an uninterrupted dialogue in which the book speaks and our soul replies. -Andre Maurois
Two human beings anchored to one another are like two ships shaken by waves; their carcases collide with one another and creak. -Andre Maurois
Happiness is never there to stay [... ] Happiness is merely a respite offered by inquietude. -Andre Maurois
[... ] marriage is one thing, and love is another... You need to have a solid canvas; nobody stops you to weave the arabesques... -Andre Maurois
The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. -Andre Maurois
The really great novel tends to be the exact negative of its author's life. -Andre Maurois
One might have said that reason made him flee from reason. -Andre Maurois
Every ten years you should delete from your mind a few ideas that your experience has proven to be false. -Andre Maurois
Genius consists of equal parts of natural aptitude and hard work. -Andre Maurois
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