André Maurois

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André Maurois (born Émile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog; 26 July 1885 – 9 October 1967) was a French author.

Maurois was born in Elbeuf and educated at the Lycée Pierre Corneille in Rouen, both in Normandy. Maurois was the son of Ernest Herzog, a Jewish textile manufacturer, and Alice (Lévy-Rueff) Herzog. His family had fled Alsace after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1871 and took refuge in ... more »

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  • ''Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences.''
    Andre Maurois (1885-1967), French author, critic. "The Art of Loving," The Art of Living (1940).
  • ''Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us, that the most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.''
    André Maurois (1885-1967), French author, critic. Ariel, ch. 16 (1924).
  • ''The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion, but rather to know it.''
    André Maurois (1885-1967), French author, critic. Quoted in Frederic B. Wilcox, A Little Book of Aphorisms (1947).
  • ''Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form.''
    André Maurois (1885-1967), French author and critic. "The Art of Growing Old," The Art of Living (1940).
  • ''The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such.''
    André Maurois (1885-1967), French author, critic. "The Art of Leadership," The Art of Living (1940).
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