Men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature; and the error is ineradicable.
Quote by W -Somerset Maugham
W Somerset Maugham Quotes
Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature...
She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
Love is what happens to a man and woman who don't know each other.
The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.
We learn resignation not by our own suffering, but by the suffering of others.
The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes.
No egoism is so insufferable as that of the Christian with regard to his soul.
People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
If a man hasn't what's necessary to make a woman love him, it's his fault,...
Considering how foolishly people act and how pleasantly they prattle, perhaps it would be better...
I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than...
To eat well in England, you should have a breakfast three times a day.
At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well...
Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
Death doesn't affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn't concern the...
Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they are broken as soon...
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost...