We learn resignation not by our own suffering, but by the suffering of others.
Quote by W -Somerset Maugham
W Somerset Maugham Quotes
The world in general doesn't know what to make of originality; it is startled out...
You can do anything in this world if you are prepares to take the consequences.
It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by...
If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I...
Life is so largely controlled by chance that its conduct can be but a perpetual...
No egoism is so insufferable as that of the Christian with regard to his soul.
It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The...
An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to...
The crown of literature is poetry.
When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
It's very hard to be a gentleman and a writer.
It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the...
It is unsafe to take your reader for more of a fool than he is.
Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a...
Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.
The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.