André Maurois


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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).
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  • ''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).
  • ''A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.''
    André Maurois (1885-1967), French author, critic. "The Art of Marriage," The Art of Living (1940).
  • ''Style [is] the hallmark of a temperament stamped on the material in hand.''
    André Maurois (1885-1967), French author and critic. The Art of Writing, "The Writer's Craft," sct. 2 (1960).
  • ''The really great novel ... tends to be the exact negative of its author's life.''
    André Maurois (1885-1967), French author, critic. "The Writer's Craft," sct. 4, The Art of Writing (1960).
  • ''No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity.''
    André Maurois (1885-1967), French author, critic. "Turgenev," The Art of Writing (1960).

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