Andre Maurois Quotes

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Born: July 26, 1885, Elbeuf, France
Birth Country: France
Died: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, October 7, 1967
Occupation: Author

1.
A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
- Andre Maurois

2.
A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.
- Andre Maurois

3.
A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
- Andre Maurois

4.
An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.
- Andre Maurois

5.
Business is a combination of war and sport.
- Andre Maurois

6.
Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.
- Andre Maurois

7.
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

8.
Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences.
- Andre Maurois

9.
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.
- Andre Maurois

10.
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.
- Andre Maurois

11.
Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
- Andre Maurois

12.
Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.
- Andre Maurois

13.
The effectiveness of work increases according to geometric progression if there are no interruptions.
- Andre Maurois

14.
The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
- Andre Maurois

15.
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

16.
There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.
- Andre Maurois

17.
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.
- Andre Maurois

18.
Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.
- Andre Maurois

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