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Logan Pearsall Smith Quotes
Brief author info: Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946) American-born English man of letters.
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Don't tell your friends their social faults; they will cure the fault and never forgive you.
There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
Give me a bed and a book and I am happy.
Eat with the rich, but go to the play with the poor, who are capable of joy.
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
When elderly invalids meet with fellow-victims of their own ailments, then at last real conversation begins, and life is delicious.
What pursuit is more elegant than that of collecting the ignominies of our nature and transfixing them for show, each on the bright pin of a polished phrase?
A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent.
One can be bored until boredom becomes the most sublime of all emotions.
Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave just as outrageously as the world will let them.
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Diplomacy Quote
There are times when even the greatest tactician in diplomatic cunning is outclassed in his own game. It is then that he discovers that all that he thought he had gained is but loss, and that what is left of national honor and dignity is but the shadow of an illustrious past that is gone forever, or of a potentially great future that will never come.
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Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.
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Never have a companion who casts you in the shade.
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To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
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It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
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