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W. Somerset Maugham's Profile

Brief about W. Somerset Maugham: By info that we know W. Somerset Maugham was born at 1970-01-01. And also W. Somerset Maugham is British Playwright.

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Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.

Tags: Beauty, Said, Simple

Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.

Tags: Age, Old, Youth

Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too.

Tags: Freedom, Lose, Nation

Money is the string with which a sardonic destiny directs the motions of its puppets.

Tags: Destiny, Money, String

There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless.

Tags: Evil, Ignore, Universe

Have common sense and stick to the point.

Tags: Common, Point, Sense

If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts.

Tags: Eat, Food, Three

I'll give you my opinion of the human race in a nutshell... their heart's in the right place, but their head is a thoroughly inefficient organ.

Tags: Give, Heart, Human

It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it.

Tags: Happy, Lost, Youth

What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories.

Tags: Age, Hard, Old

Tolerance is another word for indifference.

Tags: Another, Tolerance, Word

Impropriety is the soul of wit.

Tags: Soul, Wit

Perfection is a trifle dull. It is not the least of life's ironies that this, which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved.

Tags: Life, Perfection, Quite

I made up my mind long ago that life was too short to do anything for myself that I could pay others to do for me.

Tags: Life, Mind, Others

Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.

Tags: Cannot, Money, Sense

The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.

Tags: American, Great, Written

We know our friends by their defects rather than by their merits.

Tags: Defects, Friends, Rather

You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance.

Tags: Angry, Humor, Laugh

No egoism is so insufferable as that of the Christian with regard to his soul.

Tags: Christian, Egoism, Soul

Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.

Tags: Men, Mind, Stress
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