Logan Smith

1865 - 1946

A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on thought and truth

If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on people and reflection

How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

Source: Afterthoughts, 1931

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on writers

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Fine writers should split hairs together, and sit side by side, like friendly apes, to pick the fleas from each other's fur.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

Source: "Afterthoughts," All Trivia: Trivia, More Trivia, p. 150 (1933).

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on laughter, trying, and youth

Don't laugh at youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find his own.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on people

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Don't let young people tell you their aspirations; when they drop them they will drop you.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on beauty and worth

If we're told that an odd piece of our china is worth a hundred pounds, - how rare its beauty!

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on life, meaning, and perfection

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.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

Source: Afterthoughts, 1931

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on practice

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.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on life, people, and reading

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

Source: Afterthoughts, "Myself" (1931).

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on behavior, day, and people

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.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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