Best Quotes by Guy de Maupassant (Top 10)

  1. Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist.
  2. Words dazzle and deceive because they are mimed by the face. But black words on a white page are the soul laid bare.
  3. There is only one good thing in life, and that is love.
  4. A sick thought can devour the body's flesh more than fever or consumption.
  5. It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.
  6. The past attracts me, the present frightens me, because the future is death.
  7. ...A strange art "“ music "“ the most poetic and precise of all the arts, vague as a dream and precise as algebra.
  8. Life is a slope. As long as you're going up you're always looking towards the top and you feel happy, but when you reach it, suddenly you can see the road going downhill and death at the end of it all. It's slow going up and quick going down.
  9. If I could, I would stop the passage of time. But hour follows on hour, minute on minute, each second robbing me of a morsel of myself for the nothing of tomorrow. I shall never experience this moment again.
  10. It is better to be unhappy in love than unhappy in marriage, but some people manage to be both.

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