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Andre Maurois Quotes and Sayings

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Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy
person has no time to form.
- Andre Maurois

Related topics: Age

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

Business is a combination of war and sport.
- Andre Maurois

The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such.
All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
- Andre Maurois

 

Men and women are not born inconstant:
they are made so by their early amorous experiences.
- Andre Maurois

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

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

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Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand.
- Andre Maurois

No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity.
- Andre Maurois

There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.
- Andre Maurois

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

Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us.
The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
- Andre Maurois

In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.
- Andre Maurois

An artist must be a reactionary.
He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.
- Andre Maurois

If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds,
they would frequently discover that they did not really
desire the things they failed to obtain.
- Andre Maurois

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

Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant
use of four simple words:
I do not know.
- Andre Maurois

Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more
than any other one thing a smile reassures them.
- Andre Maurois

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.
- Andre Maurois

We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity -
romantic love and gunpowder.
- Andre Maurois

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

A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable
as a nation without crises.
- Andre Maurois

The effectiveness of work increases according to geometric
progression if there are no interruptions.
- Andre Maurois

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

Memory is a great artist.
For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection
of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record.
- Andre Maurois

If you value a man's regard, strive with him.
As to liking, you like your newspaper -
and despise it.
- Andre Maurois

The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
- Andre Maurois

The really great novel tends to be the exact negative of its author's life.
- Andre Maurois

Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel.
- Andre Maurois

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.
- Andre Maurois

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.
- Andre Maurois

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel PHOTO

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You have to do your own growing
no matter how tall your grandfather was.
- Abraham Lincoln

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that
they can grow separately without growing apart.
- Elisabeth Foley

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

Today the world changes so quickly that in growing
up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.
- Peter Medawar

The left dismisses talk about the collapse of family
life and talks instead about the emergence of the growing
new diversity of family types.
- Christopher Lasch

I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
- Tina Turner

I was growing up listening to Queen.
Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.
- Gary Cherone

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

But time growing old teaches all things.
- Aeschylus

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.
- Dale Earnhardt

When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was when I was growing up,
with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body.
- Heather Locklear

Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that
our growing economy needs without increasing emissions.
This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy.
- Michael Burgess

I think growing up is difficult and it's a process
that I'm always interested in,
with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes.
- Alice Hoffman

I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.
- Winona Ryder

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

A man growing old becomes a child again.
- Sophocles

Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions.
I had Barbie Goes Rambo.
- Zoe Saldana

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
- Euripides

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I was a handful growing up.
- Olivia Wilde

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

I was on the set when I was five years old with Spencer Tracy.
A lot of what I learned growing up in terms of artistry is very clean,
very tidy, very organized.
- Robert Blake

Growing up is not being so dead-set on making everybody happy.
- Reba McEntire

I think isolation is one of the greatest problems,
an ever-growing obstacle to political solidarity.
- Elfriede Jelinek

Young alienation, disappointment and heartache is all
a part of the first real growing up that we do.
- Judd Nelson

Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming,
is the character of perfection as culture conceives it.
- Matthew Arnold

I don't think about that.
I wasn't a kid growing up saying one day I'll get an Oscar and make a speech.
That wasn't on my mind.
So what I do is the best work I can do.
- Adam Sandler

I began by telling the president that there was a cancer
growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was
not removed the president himself would be killed by it.
- John Dean

Growing up, I was very much interested in jazz music.
- Jan Hammer

The league, I think, is doing well.
It's growing, it's maturing, and it's becoming a better league.
- Cobi Jones

When I was growing up, Green Day had just come out.
- Deryck Whibley

Growing up, my ideals were Barbra Streisand,
Cher, and my mom.
- Kevyn Aucoin

Leadership is about doing what you know is right -
even when a growing din of voices around you is trying
to convince you to accept what you know to be wrong.
- Robert.
L.
Ehrlich

I'm growing old, I delight in the past.
- Henri Matisse

I have had strange animals as pets all my life.
I was shy growing up, and shy people tend to interact
better with animals than people.
Animals are direct, not duplicitous.
- Yvonne Craig


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