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 W. Somerset Maugham Quotes
30 Famous Quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
1/25/1874 - 12/16/1965
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William Somerset Maugham     Somerset Maugham W.     Somerset Maugham
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Perfection is what American women expect to find in their husbands... but English women only hope to find in their butlers.

Perfection Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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I would sooner read a timetable or a catalog than nothing at all.

Books and reading Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.

Love Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.

Quotes Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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You know, of course, that the Tasmanians, who never committed adultery, are now extinct.

Adultery Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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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.

Evil Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.

Excess Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.

Suffering Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.

Tradition Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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Perfection is what American women expect to find in their husbands... but English women only hope to find in their butlers.

Inspirational Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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For the love of God, folks, don't do this at home.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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For the memory of love is sweet, though the love itself were in vain. And what I have lost of pleasure, assuage what I find of pain.

All about love Quotes, by 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 Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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The end of culture is right living.

Culture Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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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 Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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The well-dressed man is he whose clothes you never notice.

Dress Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.

Habit Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.

Humor Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother.

Men and women Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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Wives are people who feel they don't dance enough.

Men and women Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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Money is like a sixth sense, and you can't make use of the other five without it.

Money Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.

Perspective Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.

Perspective Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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Art should be appreciated with passion and violence, not with a tepid, deprecating elegance that fears the censoriousness of a common room.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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Only a mediocre person is always at his best.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by W. Somerset Maugham

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