Logan Smith

1865 - 1946

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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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on conscience, good, people, and soul

Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

Source: Afterthoughts, "Other People" (1931).

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on income and temperament

Solvency is entirely a matter of temperament and not of income.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

Source: Afterthoughts, 1931

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on heaven

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Thank heavens, the sun has gone in, and I don't have to go out and enjoy it.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

Source: Afterthoughts, 1931

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith

When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on leisure, losing, and soul

If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on life and success

How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than 60 years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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