Andre Maurois Quotes

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Business is a combination of war and sport.

business

Our minds have unbelievable power over our bodies.
— Andre Maurois
Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel.

novels illusion

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

family

A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short.

marriage

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
— Andre Maurois
Art is an effort to create, beside the real world, a more human world.
— Andre Maurois
In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.

literature

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

choice

In married conversation, as in surgery, the knife must be used with care.

conversation marriage

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

style

The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditations on the past.

happiness the past

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

old age

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

conflict marriage

To reason with a poor language is like using a pair of scales with inaccurate weights.

reason language

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

arguments

To reason with poorly chosen words is like using a pair of scales with inaccurate weights.

words

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

relationships

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

conversation

A great biography should, like the close of a great drama, leave behind it a feeling of serenity.

biography

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

self-pity

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.

memory

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

leadership business