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André Maurois

26 July 1885 – 9 October 1967) was a French author

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André Maurois (French: [mɔʁwa]; born Émile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog; 26 July 1885 – 9 October 1967) was a French author.

Maurois's first wife was Jeanne-Marie Wanda de Szymkiewicz, a young Polish-Russian aristocrat who had studied at Oxford University. She had a nervous breakdown in 1918 and in 1924 she died of septicemia. After the death of his father, Maurois gave up the family business of textile manufacturing (in the 1926 novel "Bernard Quesnay" he in effect described an alternative life of himself, in which he would have plunged into the life of a textile industrialist and given up everything else all other things).

Maurois's second wife was Simone de Caillavet, the granddaughter of Anatole France's mistress Léontine Arman de Caillavet. After the fall of France in 1940, the couple moved to the United States to help with propaganda work against the Nazis.

Jean-Richard Bloch was his brother-in-law

"The minds of different generations are as impenetrable one by the other as are the monads of Leibniz." (Ariel, 1923.)

"Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold."

A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection. Ariel (1923)

What shall we know of our death? Either the soul is immortal and we shall not die, or it perishes with the flesh and we shall not know that we are dead. Live, then, as if you were eternal, and do not believe that your life has changed merely because it seems proved that the Earth is empty. 

You do not live in the Earth, you live in yourself.

Quoted by Will Durant in On the Meaning of Life (1932)

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