W. Somerset Maugham Quotes

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"Tolerance is only another name for indifference." W. Somerset Maugham
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Tolerance   

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"You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance." W. Somerset Maugham
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Laughter   

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"By the time a man notices that he is no longer young, his youth has long since left him." W. Somerset Maugham
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Funny    Love   

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"No one can write a best seller by trying to. He must write with complete sincerity; the clichTs that make you laugh, the hackneyed characters, the well-worn situations, the commonplace story that excites your derision, seem neither hackneyed, well worn nor commonplace to him. The conclusion is obvious: you cannot write anything that will convince unless you are yourself convinced. The best seller sells because he writes with his heart's blood." W. Somerset Maugham
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"It's a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it." W. Somerset Maugham
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Expectation   

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"We know our friends by their defects rather than their merits." W. Somerset Maugham
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Friends Or Friendship   

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"The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones." W. Somerset Maugham
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Habit   

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"Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job." W. Somerset Maugham
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Hypocrisy   

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"The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress." W. Somerset Maugham
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Misfortunes   

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"If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts." W. Somerset Maugham
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Nationalities And Nationalism   

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"American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers." W. Somerset Maugham
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Perfection   

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"You can do anything in this world if you are prepares to take the consequences." W. Somerset Maugham
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Consequences   

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"Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs." W. Somerset Maugham
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Association   

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"People who ask for your criticism want only praise." W. Somerset Maugham
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Critics And Criticism   

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"You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism." W. Somerset Maugham
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Critics And Criticism   

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"Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it." W. Somerset Maugham
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Death   

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"Only a mediocre person is always at his best." W. Somerset Maugham
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Excellence   

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"Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother." W. Somerset Maugham
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Mothers   

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"Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind." W. Somerset Maugham
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Obstinacy   

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"Perfection has one grave defect. It is apt to be dull." W. Somerset Maugham
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Perfection   

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"It is unfair to expect a politician to live in private up to the statements he makes in public." W. Somerset Maugham
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Politicians And Politics   





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