Quotations by Guy de Maupassant
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Born: Monday, August 5, 1850
Died: Thursday, July 6, 1893 (42 years old)
Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.
(Keywords: Government, War, Duty, Shipwreck)
It is better to be unhappy in love than unhappy in marriage, but some people manage to be both.
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, People)
It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.
(Keywords: Life, Living, Worth)
Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
(Keywords: Patriotism, Religion)
The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom.
(Keywords: Life, Boredom, Shadow, Smile)
The simplest of women are wonderful liars who can extricate themselves from the most difficult dilemmas with a skill bordering on genius.
(Keywords: Women, Genius, Skill)