Life is so largely controlled by chance that its conduct can be but a perpetual improvisation.
Quote by W -Somerset Maugham
Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
Have common sense and stick to the point.
We have long passed the Victorian Era when asterisks were followed after a certain interval...
The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.
It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering...
Considering how foolishly people act and how pleasantly they prattle, perhaps it would be better...
You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance.
If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I...
We know our friends by their defects rather than their merits.
We learn resignation not by our own suffering, but by the suffering of others.
Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs...
When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
It's very hard to be a gentleman and a writer.
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the...
It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The...
Writing is the supreme solace.
Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its...