The really great novel tends to be the exact negative of its author's life.
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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.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch ...
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
He that has light within his own clear breast may sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
A little still she strove, and much repented,
And whispering, "I will ne'er consent"--consented.
Have you the assurance to pretend, that when a lady demeans herself to throw aside the rules of decency, in order to honour you with the highest favour in her power, your virtue ...
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