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Andre Maurois
July 26, 1885 - October 9, 1967
Nationality: French
Category: Writer
Subcategory: French Writer

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


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


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


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.


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.

    Topics: Age

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

    Topics: Family

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


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.


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


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


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


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