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
Contributed by: Zaady
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).
Solvency is entirely a matter of temperament and not of income.
Thank heavens, the sun has gone in, and I don't have to go out and enjoy it.
When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.
If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul.
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?
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