Maurice Maeterlinck Quotes

14 Maurice Maeterlinck quotes:

"We possess only the happiness we are able to understand."
"Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness."
"In the world which we know, among the different and primitive geniuses that preside over the evolution of the several species, there exists not one, excepting that of the dog, that ever gave a thought to the presence of man"
"For, when with beauty we can virtue join, we paint the semblance of a form divine."
"At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past."
"It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom."
"How strangely do we diminish a thing as soon as we try to express it in words."
"They believe that nothing will happen because they have closed their doors."
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"A truth that disheartens because it is true is of more value than the most stimulating of falsehoods."
"Do we not all spend the greater part of our lives under the shadow of an event that has not yet come to pass?"
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"An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it."
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"Our reason may prove what it will: our reason is only a feeble ray that has issued from Nature."
"When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough."
"To be happy is only to have freed one's soul from the unrest of unhappiness"
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