Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too.
Quote by W -Somerset Maugham
W Somerset Maugham Quotes
We know our friends by their defects rather than by their merits.
She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you the wrong way.
It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up.
Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.
Life is so largely controlled by chance that its conduct can be but a perpetual...
In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city,...
Death doesn't affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn't concern the...
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost...
Perfection is a trifle dull. It is not the least of life's ironies that this,...
It is unsafe to take your reader for more of a fool than he is.
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance.
Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
We know our friends by their defects rather than their merits.
Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
Considering how foolishly people act and how pleasantly they prattle, perhaps it would be better...