Count Maurice Maeterlinck

1862 - 1949

A Quote by Count Maurice Maeterlinck on happiness and understanding

We possess only the happiness we are able to understand.

Count Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 - 1949)

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A Quote by Count Maurice Maeterlinck on freedom, labor, nations, war, and worth

The manner in which the hours of freedom are spent determines, no less than labor and war, the moral worth of a nation.

Count Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 - 1949)

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A Quote by Count Maurice Maeterlinck on animals, death, knowledge, and pain

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.

Count Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 - 1949)

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A Quote by Count Maurice Maeterlinck on fashion and silence

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.

Count Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 - 1949)

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A Quote by Count Maurice Maeterlinck on life and trying

I have done what I could do in life, and if I could not do better, I did not deserve it. In vain have I tried to step beyond what bound me. Despite my years, I am still trying.

Count Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 - 1949)

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A Quote by Count Maurice Maeterlinck on extremism, good, moderation, people, and time

The decent moderation of today will be the least of human things tomorrow. At the time of the Spanish Inquisition, the opinion of good sense and of the good medium was certainly that people ought not to burn too large a number of heretics; extreme and unreasonable opinion obviously demanded that they should burn none at all.

Count Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 - 1949)

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A Quote by Count Maurice Maeterlinck on aim, existence, humility, life, and reality

Each man has to seek out his own special aptitude for a higher life in the midst of the humble and inevitable reality of daily existence. Than this, there can be no nobler aim in life.

Count Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 - 1949)

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