William Somerset Maugham Quotes (88 quotations)

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26. It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it. - William Somerset Maugham

27. It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truthless ideal which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded. - William Somerset Maugham

28. It is cruel to discover one's mediocrity only when it is too late. - William Somerset Maugham

29. It is funny about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it. - William Somerset Maugham

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

31. It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent. - William Somerset Maugham

32. It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise. - William Somerset Maugham

33. It is unsafe to take your reader for more of a fool than he is. - William Somerset Maugham

34. It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up. - William Somerset Maugham

35. It was such a lovely day I thought it was a pity to get up. - William Somerset Maugham

36. It wasn't until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say 'I don't know'. - William Somerset Maugham

37. It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. - William Somerset Maugham

38. It's asking a great deal that things should appeal to your reason as well as your sense of the aesthetic. - William Somerset Maugham

39. Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered. - William Somerset Maugham

40. Life isn't long enough for love and art. - William Somerset Maugham

41. Life wouldn't be worth living if I worried over the future as well as the present. - William Somerset Maugham

42. Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind. - William Somerset Maugham

43. Love is a dirty trick played on us to achieve the continuation of the species. - William Somerset Maugham

44. Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species. - William Somerset Maugham

45. Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it's a mistake to make a habit out of it. - William Somerset Maugham

46. Men seek but one thing in life - their pleasure. - William Somerset Maugham

47. Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five. - William Somerset Maugham

48. Money is the string with which a sardonic destiny directs the motions of its puppets. - William Somerset Maugham

49. My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror. - William Somerset Maugham

50. No gray hairs streak my soul, no grandfatherly fondness there! I shake the world with the might of my voice, and walk -handsome, twenty-two year old. - William Somerset Maugham

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