If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth.
Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)
Contributed by: Zaady
How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!
Source: Afterthoughts, 1931
Fine writers should split hairs together, and sit side by side, like friendly apes, to pick the fleas from each other's fur.
Source: "Afterthoughts," All Trivia: Trivia, More Trivia, p. 150 (1933).
Don't laugh at youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find his own.
Don't let young people tell you their aspirations; when they drop them they will drop you.
The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection - even though nothing more than the pounding of an old piano - is what alone gives a meaning to our life on this unavailing star.
That we should practice what we preach is generally admitted; but anyone who preaches what he and his hearers practice must incur the gravest moral disapprobation.
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
Source: Afterthoughts, "Myself" (1931).
The wretchedness of being rich is that you live with rich people. . . . To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober.
Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds.
Source: Afterthoughts, "Other People" (1931).
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