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Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.
Aphorisms and Epigrams
W. Somerset Maugham

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Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.
Common Sense
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Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
Death and Dying
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I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.
Resignation
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I would sooner read a timetable or a catalog than nothing at all.
Books - Reading
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I've always been interested in people, but I've never liked them.
People
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If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts.
Nationalities and Nationalism
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It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who has lost it.
Youth
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It is unfair to expect a politician to live in private up to the statements he makes in public.
Politicians and Politics
W. Somerset Maugham

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It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humor.
Humor
W. Somerset Maugham

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It's a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
Expectation
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It's very hard to be a gentleman and a writer.
Writers and Writing
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Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.
Obstinacy
W. Somerset Maugham

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Love is what happens to a man and woman who don't know each other.
Love
W. Somerset Maugham

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Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.
Money
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No egoism is so insufferable as that of the Christian with regard to his soul.
Christians and Christianity
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Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.
Age and Aging
W. Somerset Maugham

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Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.
Age and Aging
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Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
Excellence
W. Somerset Maugham

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People who ask for your criticism want only praise.
Critics and Criticism
W. Somerset Maugham

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Perfection has one grave defect. It is apt to be dull.
Perfection
W. Somerset Maugham

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Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you the wrong way.
Sentiment
W. Somerset Maugham

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Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs.
Association
W. Somerset Maugham

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The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
Quotations
W. Somerset Maugham

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The future will one day be the present and will seem as unimportant as the present does now.
The future
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