André Maurois, born born Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog

André
Maurois, born born Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog
1885
1967

French Biographer, Historian, Novelist, Essayist

Author Quotes

Information is not culture. In the mind of a truly educated person, facts are organized, and they make up a living world in the image of the world of reality.

Either the soul is immortal and we live forever and we shall not die, or it perishes with the flesh, and we shall not know then that we are dead. Live, then, as if you were eternal.

Men fear silence as they fear solitude, because both give them a glimpse of the terror of life's nothingness.

Life is too short to be little.

It is not enough to possess wit. One must have enough of it to avoid having too much.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Some truths between husband and wife must be spoken with sweetness. Wounded vanity is fatal to love. It makes one hate the person who inflicted the wound. In married conversation, as in surgery, the knife must be used with care.

There is no liberty without security, and no security without unity.

You can take from a man his worldly belongings... but there is something no conqueror can take from him: that is his mind... Decorate and furnish with love that inner sanctuary of yours. We take a lot of trouble buying the right armchairs, tables and pictures; certainly we should take even more trouble to adorn the invisible walls of our minds.

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First Name
André
Last Name
Maurois, born born Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog
Birth Date
1885
Death Date
1967
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French Biographer, Historian, Novelist, Essayist