"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."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Andre Maurois on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Andre Maurois on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Andre Maurois on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Andre Maurois on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Andre Maurois on Albert Einstein
"Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form."
"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."
"An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along."
"Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold."
"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."