Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
Quote by W -Somerset Maugham
W Somerset Maugham Quotes
Writing is the supreme solace.
The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create...
Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they are broken as soon...
Perfection is a trifle dull. It is not the least of life's ironies that this,...
We know our friends by their defects rather than their merits.
Considering how foolishly people act and how pleasantly they prattle, perhaps it would be better...
It is unsafe to take your reader for more of a fool than he is.
There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part...
Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight...
We learn resignation not by our own suffering, but by the suffering of others.
When you are young you take the kindness people show you as your right.
Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs...
If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts.
It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The...
Have common sense and stick to the point.
In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city,...
The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.