André Maurois, born Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog, was a French author and man of letters. "André Maurois" was a pen name that became his legal name in 1947.
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“We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.”
“A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.”
“Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.”
“Modesty and unselfishness: These are the virtues which men praise, and pass by”
“Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.”
“In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.”
“No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity.”
“In literature, as in love, we are astonished at the choice made by other people”
“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.”
“A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.”
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