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Andre Maurois Quotes

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Business is a combination of war and sport.
- Andre Maurois

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

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

The really great novel tends to be the exact negative of its author's life.
- Andre Maurois

 

No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity.
- Andre Maurois

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

Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise -
and pass by.
- Andre Maurois

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A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
- Andre Maurois

Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel.
- Andre Maurois

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

There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.
- Andre Maurois

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

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

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

The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
- Andre Maurois

Old age is far more than white hair,
wrinkles,
the feeling that it is too late and the game 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.
- Andre Maurois

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

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

If you value a man's regard, strive with him.
As to liking, you like your newspaper -
and despise it.
- Andre 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.
- Andre Maurois

To be witty is not enough.
One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it.
- Andre Maurois

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

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.
- Andre Maurois

People are what you make them.
A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence.
A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who,
well treated, might have been an angel.
- Andre Maurois

Men and women are not born inconstant:
they are made so by their early amorous experiences.
- Andre Maurois

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.
- Andre Maurois

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

Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more
than any other one thing a smile reassures them.
- Andre Maurois

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

An artist must be a reactionary.
He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.
- Andre Maurois

The effectiveness of work increases according to geometric
progression if there are no interruptions.
- Andre Maurois

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is an exciting business,
and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

Acknowledgment, award, appreciation.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

The glue that holds all relationships together -
including the relationship between; the leader and the led
is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
- Brian Tracy

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit
which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
- Henry David Thoreau

The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

Don't talk about what you have done
or what you are going to do.
- Thomas Jefferson

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
- Peter F. Drucker

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

Choose a job you love,
and you will never have to work a day in your life.
- Confucius

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The buck stops here.
- Harry S. Truman

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Be resolute in your goals,
but flexible in your tactics.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
- Anonymous

Give somebody a gold star - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved.
He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
- Ralph Nader

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

Unless both sides win,
no agreement can be permanent.
- Jimmy Carter

I always arrive late at the office,
but I make up for it by leaving early.
- Charles Lamb

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires.
- Horace Traubel

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends.
But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy
is the quintessence of true religion.
The other is mere business.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

The sum of wisdom is that
time is never lost that is devoted to work.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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