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Andre Maurois – 18 Quotes

 

18 Quotes by 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


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

– Andre Maurois


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


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


Business is a combination of war and sport.

– 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


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


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


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

– Andre Maurois


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

– Andre Maurois


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

– Andre Maurois


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

– 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


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

– Andre Maurois


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

– Andre Maurois


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