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William Somerset Maugham

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Truth is not only stranger than fiction, it is more telling. To know that a thing actually happened ...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
I have an idea that some men are born out of their due place. Accident has cast them amid certain su...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
No egoism is so insufferable as the Christian with regard to his soul.
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
I think it may be not unjustly said that Mrs. Barton Trafford fairly ran over with the milk of human...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
If 50 million people say something foolish, it is still foolish.
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What do we any of us have but our illusions? And what do we ask of others but that we be allowed to ...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
He was always seeking for a meaning in life, and here it seemed to him that a meaning was offered; b...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
I have nothing but contempt for the people who despise money. They are hypocrites or fools. Money is...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
It was one of the queer things of life that you saw a person every day for months and were so intima...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
It requires the feminine temperament to repeat the same thing three times with unabated zest.
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
In Hollywood, the women are all peaches. It makes one long for an apple occasionally.
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
It was like making a blunder at a party; there was nothing to do about it, it was dreadfully mortify...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise. - The Summing Up...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is er...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Was it necessary to tell me that you wanted nothing in the world but me?'

The corners of ...
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The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
It is pleasure that lurks in the practice of every one of your virtues. Man performs actions because...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
He found that it was easy to make a heroic gesture, but hard to abide by its results.
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
I only wanted to suggest to you that self-sacrifice is a passion so overwhelming that beside it even...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Art is triumphant when it can use convention as an instrument of its own purpose.
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I don’t think I shall ever find peace till I make up my mind about things,’ he said gravely. He ...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Man's desire for the approval of his fellows is so strong, his dread of their censure so violent, th...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Because women can do nothing except love, they've given it a ridiculous importance. They want to per...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
She loved three things — a joke, a
glass of wine, and a handsome man.
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Women are constantly trying to commit suicide for love, but generally they take care not to succeed.
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
It is one of the defects of my character that I cannot altogether dislike anyone who makes me laugh.
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
As lovers, the difference between men and women is that women can love all day long, but men only at...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
When I was young I had an elderly friend who used often to ask me to stay with him in the country. H...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
There is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large wi...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a ...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering f...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Lady Hodmarsh and the duchess immediately assumed the clinging affability that persons of rank assum...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
No egoism is so insufferable as that of the Christian with regard to his soul.
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
The Americans who are the most efficient people on earth...have invented so wide a range of pithy an...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
From the earliest times the old have rubbed it into the young that they are wiser than they, and bef...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Has it occurred to you that transmigration is at once an explanation and a justification of the evil...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Money is like a sixth sense, and you can't make use of the other five without it.
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
I would sooner read a timetable or a catalog than nothing at all.
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
The end of culture is right living.
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
I knew that suffering did not enoble; it degraded. It made men selfish, petty and suspicious. It abs...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering, ...
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I don't think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present.
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Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.
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