Logan Smith

1865 - 1946

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 on cheating, interest, people, and worth

It is almost worth while to be cheated; people's little frauds have an interest which amply repays what they cost us.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on death, discovery, friendship, life, meaning, people, and words

A Tribute to Logan Pearsall Smith by Cyril Connolly: Two weeks before his death, a friend asked him half jokingly if he had discovered any meaning in life. "Yes," he replied, "there is a meaning; at least, for me, there is one thing that matters - to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people."

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on danger

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How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

Source: Afterthoughts, "Life and Human Nature" (1931).

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on achievement, aim, life, and mankind

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

Source: Afterthoughts, 1931

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