Quotes by Maurice Maeterlinck

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Count Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck (August 29, 1862 - May 6, 1949) was a Belgian poet, playwright, and essayist. more

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We are never the same with others as when we are alone. We are different, even when we are in the dark with them.

They believe that nothing will happen because they have closed their doors.
Our reason may prove what it will: our reason is only a feeble ray that has issued from Nature.
Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness.
Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance.
It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.
Is your own character, at thirty, the same as it was when you were ten years younger? It will be better or worse in the measure that you have believed that disloyalty, wickedness, hatred and falsehood have triumphed in life, or goodness, and truth, and love.
He will be far less exposed to disaster who cherishes ideas within him that soar high above the indifference, selfishness, vanities of everyday life. And therefore, come happiness or sorrow, the happiest man will be he within whom the greatest idea shall burn the most ardently.
When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.

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