Quotations by Guy de Maupassant

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Born: Monday, August 5, 1850
Died: Thursday, July 6, 1893 (42 years old)
Profession: Writer
Nationality: French


Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.
- Guy de Maupassant
(Keywords: Government, War, Duty, Shipwreck)

It is better to be unhappy in love than unhappy in marriage, but some people manage to be both.
- Guy de Maupassant
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, People)

It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.
- Guy de Maupassant
(Keywords: Life, Living, Worth)

Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
- Guy de Maupassant
(Keywords: Patriotism, Religion)

The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom.
- Guy de Maupassant
(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.
- Guy de Maupassant
(Keywords: Women, Genius, Skill)







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