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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.

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Andre Maurois, or Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog, (July 26, 1885 October 9, 1967) was a French author and man of letters. "Andr Maurois" was a pen name that became his legal name in 1947.

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