Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother
Quote by William Somerset Maugham
The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best,...
To write simply is as difficult as to be good
Tradition is a guide and not a jailer
Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to...
A dictator must fool all the people all the time and there's only one way...
We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love....
Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of...
It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to...
Beauty is a bit of a bore.
Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have...
What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental...
Writing is the supreme solace.
Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too...
Tolerance is only another name for indifference
The crown of literature is poetry.
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is...
The old idea of a composer suddenly having a terrific idea and sitting up all...
Ideas are the root of creation.
Most people, after one success, are so cringingly afraid of doing less well that they...