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W. Somerset Maugham Quotes
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It must be that to govern a nation you need a specific talent and that this may very well exist without general ability.
It is well to remember that grammar is common speech formulated.
The great man is too often all of a piece; it is the little man that is a bundle of contradictory elements. He is inexhaustible. You never come to the end of the surprises he has in store for you.
Because a man can write great works he is none the less a man.
There is a sort of man who pays no attention to his good actions, but is tormented by his bad ones. This is the type that most often writes about himself.
The humorist has a good eye for the humbug; he does not always recognize the saint.
Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
When married people don't get on they can separate, but if they're not married it's impossible. It's a tie that only death can sever.
Our natural egoism leads us to judge people by their relations to ourselves. We want them to be certain things to us, and for us that is what they are; because the rest of them is no good to us, we ignore it.
There is no more merit in being able to attach a correct description to a picture than in being able to find out what is wrong with a stalled motorcar. In each case it is special knowledge.
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