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Maeterlinck, Maurice
Born: 1862-08-29
Died: 1949-05-06

Belgian writer.

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At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

A truth that disheartens because it is true is of more value than the most stimulating of falsehoods.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

Do we not all spend the greater part of our lives under the shadow of an event that has not yet come to pass?
- Maurice Maeterlinck

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.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

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.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

Our reason may prove what it will: our reason is only a feeble ray that has issued from Nature.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

 


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