Andre Maurois Quotes

Modesty and unselfishness - these are virtues which men praise - and pass by.

AndrČ Maurois

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

Andre Maurois

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

Andre Maurois

Modesty and unselfishness: These are the virtues which men praise, and pass by

Andre Maurois

The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion but rather to know it.

Andre Maurois

Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel.

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We appreciate frankness from those who like us. Frankness from others is called insolence.

Andre Maurois

Modesty and unselfishness: These are the virtues which men praise, and pass by.

Andre Maurois

All of us, from time to time, need a plunge into freedom and novelty, after which routine and discipline will seem delightful by contrast.

Andre Maurois

A great biography should, like the close of a great drama, leave behind it a feeling of serenity. We collect into a small bunch the flowers, the few flowers, which brought sweetness into a life, and present it as an offering to an accomplished destiny. It is the dying refrain of a completed song, the final verse of a finished poem.

Andre Maurois

In literature, as in love, we are astonished at the choice made by other people.

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A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.

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

Andre Maurois

The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion but rather to know it.

Andre Maurois
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