Maurice Maeterlinck

Count Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck (29 August 1862 - 6 May 1949) was a Belgian poet, playwright, and essayist who wrote in French, most famous for his work L'Oiseau Bleu (The Blue Bird), and for other works exploring the meaning of life and death. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911.
Found 11 thoughts of 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

For, when with beauty we can virtue join, we paint the semblance of a form divine.

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

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

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

Maurice Maeterlinck

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

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

To be happy is only to have freed one's soul from the unrest of unhappiness.

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