Inspirational André Maurois Quotes

André Maurois quotes
André Maurois

André Maurois (26 July 1885 – 9 October 1967) was a French author and man of letters. André Maurois was a pen name which became his legal name in 1947. This article features Inspirational and motivational André Maurois Quotes.

André Maurois Quotes

“The reading of a fine book is an uninterrupted dialogue in which the book speaks and our soul replies.”
― André Maurois

“Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know.”
― André Maurois

“In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.”
― André Maurois

“Genius consists of equal parts of natural aptitude and hard work.”
― André Maurois

“Human nature is such that the spectacle of another’s weakness awakens even in the best of us a feeling of power which contains, along with the sincerest pity, an almost imperceptible mingling of pleasure.”
― André Maurois

“A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.”
― André Maurois

“It is better to teach a few things perfectly than many things indifferently, and an overloaded curriculum is useless. The object of instruction is not to produce technicians, but good active minds.”
― André Maurois

“Two human beings anchored to one another are like two ships shaken by waves; their carcases collide with one another and creak.”
― André Maurois

“There is an excellent rule to follow; quarrel, not with the person who said the things (you can never be sure they were said), but with the person who has told of their being said.”
― André Maurois

“Almost all great writers have as their motif, more or less disguised, the passage from childhood to maturity, the clash between the thrill of expectation and the disillusioning knowledge of truth. ‘Lost Illusion’ is the undisclosed title of every novel.”
― André Maurois

“No great amount of experience is required to discover that the greedy search for money or success will almost always lead men into unhappiness. Why? Because that kind of life makes them depend upon things outside themselves.”
― André Maurois

“Every ten years you should delete from your mind a few ideas that your experience has proven to be false, dangerous.”
― André Maurois quotes

“A great statesman, like a good housekeeper, knows that cleaning has to be done every morning.”
― André Maurois

“A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day. ”
― André Maurois

“One might have said that reason made him flee from reason.”
― André Maurois

“Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year’s time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings.”
― André Maurois

“Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form.”
― André Maurois

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

“Everything that is in agreement with our personal desires
seems true. Everything that is not puts us into a rage.”
― André Maurois

“We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity — romantic love and gunpowder.”
― André Maurois quotes

“Marriage is one thing, and love is another…You need to have a solid canvas; nobody stops you to weave the arabesques.”
― André Maurois

“Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game is 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.”
― André Maurois

“We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity – gunpowder and romantic love.”
― André Maurois

“Happiness is never there to stay Happiness is merely a respite offered by inquietude.”
― André Maurois

“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.”
― André Maurois quotes

“Without a family,man,alone in the world, trembles with the cold.”
― André Maurois

“And why wander in these labyrinths? Once more, for aesthetic reasons; because this present infinity, these “vertiginous symmetries,” have their tragic beauty. The form is more important than the content.”
― André Maurois

“The art of reading is in great part that of acquiring a better understanding of life from one’s encounter with it in a book. ”
― André Maurois

“The friendship of two young people,’ says Goethe somewhere, ‘is delightful when the girl likes to learn and the boy to teach.’ It will perhaps be said that this virgin curiosity is no more than unconscious physical desire; but what does it matter, if this desire sharpens the mind and deadens conceit?”
― André Maurois

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