Andre Maurois — French Writer born on July 26, 1885, died on October 09, 1967

André Maurois was a French author... (wikipedia)

The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.
Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.
We appreciate frankness from those who like us. Frankness from others is called insolence.