Facts about Andre Maurois

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Andre Maurois was a famous Writer from France, who lived between July 26, 1885 and October 9, 1967. He/she became 82 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by Andre, under the main topics: Age, Business, Happiness.

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Famous quotes by Andre Maurois (31)


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"Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold"
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"Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them"
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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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity"
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"Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise - and pass by"
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"Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences"
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"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"
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"Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel"
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"In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others"
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"If you value a man's regard, strive with him. As to liking, you like your newspaper - and despise it"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know"
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"An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along"
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"A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day"
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"A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises"
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"A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short"
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"We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder"
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"We appreciate frankness from those who like us. Frankness from others is called insolence"
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"To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it"
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"There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison"
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"The really great novel tends to be the exact negative of its author's life"
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"The effectiveness of work increases according to geometric progression if there are no interruptions"
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"The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion but rather to know it"
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"Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand"
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"The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past"
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"Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form"
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"Business is a combination of war and sport"
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"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"


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