Logan Pearsall Smith Quotes

Found 21 quotes by Logan Pearsall Smith .
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"There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second." Logan Pearsall Smith
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"Don't laugh at youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find his own." Logan Pearsall Smith
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Youth   

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"If you are losing your leisure, look out! You are losing your soul." Logan Pearsall Smith
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Leisure   

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"The wretchedness of being rich is that you live with rich people. To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober." Logan Pearsall Smith
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Riches   

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"Then I though of reading -- the nice and subtle happiness of reading ... this joy not dulled by age, this polite and unpunishable vice, this selfish, serene, lifelong intoxication." Logan Pearsall Smith
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Books And Reading   

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"What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?" Logan Pearsall Smith
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Children   

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"There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine." Logan Pearsall Smith
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Baldness   

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"The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection --even though nothing more than the pounding of an old piano --is what alone gives a meaning to our life on this unavailing star." Logan Pearsall Smith
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Perfection   

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"Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds." Logan Pearsall Smith
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Soul   

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"A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat." Logan Pearsall Smith
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Affection   

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"There is one thing that matters -- to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people." Logan Pearsall Smith
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American Critic    Life   

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"Those who set out to serve both God and Mammon soon discover that there isn't a God." Logan Pearsall Smith
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God   

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"Thank Heaven, the sun has gone in, and I don't have to go out and enjoy it." Logan Pearsall Smith
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Night   

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"When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter." Logan Pearsall Smith
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Ideals And Idealism   

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"Don't let young people tell you their aspirations; when they drop them they will drop you." Logan Pearsall Smith
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Youth   

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"We grow with years more fragile in body, but morally stouter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once." Logan Pearsall Smith
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American Critic   

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"How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!" Logan Pearsall Smith
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Gossip   

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"The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of their blood." Logan Pearsall Smith
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Youth   

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"Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior." Logan Pearsall Smith
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Integrity   

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"The notion of making money by popular work, and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar of all the devil's traps for artists." Logan Pearsall Smith
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American Critic   

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"Many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!" Logan Pearsall Smith
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