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Somerset Maugham Quotes

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'I'll give you my opinion of the human race in a nutshell... their heart's in the right place, but their head is a thoroughly inefficient organ.'

'Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.'

'If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts.'

'Impropriety is the soul of wit.'

'It wasn't until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say "I don't know."'

'It's very hard to be a gentleman and a writer.'

'Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.'

'Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it's a mistake to make a habit out of it.'

'Only a mediocre person is always at his best.'

'The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.'

'The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.'

'The trouble with young writers is that they are all in their sixties.'

'There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are'

'Tolerance is another word for indifference.'

'When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.'

'Writing is the supreme solace.'

'When I make a joke I always laugh quickly so there is no doubt about it'

'I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind than a humorous resignation'

'It was such a lovely day I thought it was a pity to get up'


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There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks. - David Lloyd George
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Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn - 1533, Robert Burns Born - 1759, The Scotsman Launched - 1817, Fox Talbot Shows First Photos - 1839, Burns Day Killer Storm - 1990
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