Andre Maurois Quotes

41 Andre Maurois quotes:

"A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short."
"Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand."
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"Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know."
"The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion but rather to know it."
"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."
"Modesty and unselfishness: These are the virtues which men praise, and pass by"
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"The need to express oneself in writing springs from a mal-adjustment to life, or from an inner conflict which the adolescent (or the grown man) cannot resolve in action. Those to whom action comes as easily as breathing rarely feel the need to break loose from the real, to rise above, and describe it... I do not mean that it is enough to be maladjusted to become a great writer, but writing is, for some, a method of resolving a conflict, provided they have the necessary talent."
"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."
"Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold."
"The effectiveness of work increases according to geometric progression if there are no interruptions."
"The really great novel tends to be the exact negative of its author's life."
"In literature, as in love, we are astonished at the choice made by other people."
Author: Maurois Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool."
"Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise - and pass by."
"Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us, that the most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool."
"Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them."
"A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day."
"A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises."
"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."
"Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form."

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