Andre Maurois Quotes

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Andre Maurois

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
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Writing is a difficult trade which must be learned slowly by reading great authors; by trying at the outset to imitate them; by daring then to be original; by destroying one's first productions.
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Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.
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There are deserts in every life, and the desert must be depicted if we are to give a fair and complete idea of the country.
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To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it.
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We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.
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People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel.
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Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
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French writer, 1885-1967

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