"Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Andre Maurois on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Andre Maurois on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Andre Maurois on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Andre Maurois on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Andre Maurois on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."