Andre Maurois Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old andre maurois quotes, andre maurois sayings, and andre maurois proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.     

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Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form.     

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In literature as in love we are astounded by what is chosen by others.     

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Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.     

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It is restful to leave one's home; not because traveling does not entail varied and difficult daily actions, but because it removes our responsibilities.     

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The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.     

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Passionate love produces distorted visions of actual people. Men who are too much in love expect such extraordinary happiness from marriage that they are frequently disappointed.     

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Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game 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.     

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The longer the road to love, the keener is the pleasure to be experienced by the sensitive lover.     

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You don't love a man for what he says, but love what he says because you love him.     

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The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion but rather to know 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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The first recipe of happiness - avoid too lengthy meditations on the past.     

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Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.     

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For intelligent people, action often means escape from thought, but it is a reasonable and a wise escape.     

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To feminine eyes a man's prestige, or his fame, envelops him in a luminous haze which obscures his faults. The triumphs of an aviator, an actor, a football player, an orator are often responsible for the beginning of a love affair.     

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

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There are very few really brilliant men who have not had at least one madman among their ancestors.     

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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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Who, in Europe, or in America for that matter, knows Kansas City is one of the loveliest cities on earth? And yet it is true.      

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Our minds have unbelievable power over our bodies.     

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