We are never the same with others as when we are alone.

We are different, even when we are in the dark with them.

Maurice Maeterlinck on loneliness

They believe that nothing will happen because they have closed their doors.

Maurice Maeterlinck on apathy

It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.

Maurice Maeterlinck on wisdom

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 on happiness

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 on chance

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 on act

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

Maurice Maeterlinck on death

No great inner event befalls those who summon it not.

Maurice Maeterlinck on befalls

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 on event

A truth that disheartens because it is true is of more value than the most stimulating of falsehoods.

Maurice Maeterlinck on falsehoods

Our reason may prove what it will: our reason is only a feeble ray that has issued from Nature.

Maurice Maeterlinck on reason

About Maurice Maeterlinck

Name Maurice Maeterlinck
Quotes 11 quotations
Nationality Belgian
Profession Dramatist
Birthday October 16
About Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard comte Maeterlinck était un poète, traducteur et écrivain flamand d'expression française. Il reçut le prix Prix Nobel de littérature en 1911.Maurice Maeterlinck dans la Wikipédia françaiseMaurice Polydore Marie Bernard graaf Maeterlinck was een Vlaamse dichter, toneelauteur, essayist en vertaler die in het Frans schreef.
Top topics happiness, reason, befalls, summon, death