André Maurois Quotations

Andre Maurois

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

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

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.

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.

In literature, as in love, we are astonished at the choice made by other people.

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

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

When you become used to never being alone, you may consider yourself Americanised.