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“The reading of a fine book is an uninterrupted dialogue in which the book speaks and our soul replies.”
Andre Maurois
“In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.”
André Maurois
“Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year's time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings.”
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
“Without a family,man,alone in the world, trembles with the cold.”
André Maurois
“Every ten years you should delete from your mind a few ideas that your experience has proven to be false, dangerous.”
Andre Maurois, Climats
“We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity -- romantic love and gunpowder.”
André Maurois
“Happiness is never there to stay [...] Happiness is merely a respite offered by inquietude.”
Andre Maurois, Climats
“نحن حكماء عندما يتعلق الامر بالاخرين..من يستطيع القول ان لديه ما يكفي من الشجاعه لتحمل الام الاخرين؟-ميرين”
André Maurois
“Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.”
André Maurois
“The art of reading is in great part that of acquiring a better understanding of life from one's encounter with it in a book. ”
André Maurois
“Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game is 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.”
André 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.”
André Maurois
“Two human beings anchored to one another are like two ships shaken by waves; their carcases collide with one another and creak.”
Andre Maurois, Climats
“Погрешно е да се мисли, че любовта е сляпа: тя само е безразлична към недостатъците и слабостите, макар и да ги вижда, защото вярва, че е намерила в едно същество най-важното за себе си, което често пъти е неизразимо.
... ако обичаме истински, не бива да придаваме прекалено голямо значение на постъпките на любимите ни същества. Имаме нужда от тях. Само те ни дават възможност да живеем в известна "атмосфера"("климат"), без която не можем.”
André Maurois, Climats
“[...] marriage is one thing, and love is another...You need to have a solid canvas; nobody stops you to weave the arabesques...”
Andre Maurois, Climats
“A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day. ”
Andre Maurois
“Almost all great writers have as their motif, more or less disguised, the passage from childhood to maturity, the clash between the thrill of expectation and the disillusioning knowledge of truth. 'Lost Illusion' is the undisclosed title of every novel.”
Andre Maurois
“Everything that is in agreement with our personal desires
seems true. Everything that is not puts us into a rage.”
André Maurois
“Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.”
André Maurois
“Знаете, как беспокойно болтливы люди, боящиеся неприятного разговора? Едва только беседа приближается к "запретным" темам, наигранное оживление выдает их тревогу. Их фразы снуют, как пустые поезда, которые командование пускает на опасных участках фронта, чтобы предупредить возможное наступление противника”
André Maurois
“Toujours l'inattendu arrive”
André Maurois
“The friendship of two young people,' says Goethe somewhere, 'is delightful when the girl likes to learn and the boy to teach.' It will perhaps be said that this virgin curiosity is no more than unconscious physical desire; but what does it matter, if this desire sharpens the mind and deadens conceit?”
Andre Maurois
“Amamos a aquellas personas que destilan una extraña esencia, que es la que nos falta para tener un compuesto químico equilibrado.”
André Maurois, Climats
“Lo que mas separa a las personas es, sin duda, que unos vivan en el pasado y otros en el presente.”
André Maurois, Climats
“And why wander in these labyrinths? Once more, for aesthetic reasons; because this present infinity, these "vertiginous symmetries," have their tragic beauty. The form is more important than the content.”
André Maurois, Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings
“We are almost always the craftsman of our own unhappiness.”
André Maurois, Climats
“We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity – gunpowder and romantic love. ”
Andre Maurois
“One might have said that reason made him flee from reason.”
André Maurois, Disraeli: A Picture of the Victorian Age

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