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)
Contributed by: Zaady
There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.
All my life, as down an abyss without a bottom. I have been pouring van loads of information into that vacancy of oblivion I call my mind.
The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it arouses.
Source: Afterthoughts, "Art and Letters" (1931).
If we're told that an odd piece of our china is worth a hundred pounds, - how rare its beauty!
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.
Source: Afterthoughts, 1931
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.
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.
Isn't it odd that flowers are the reproductive organs of the plants they grow on?
I can't forgive my friends for dying; I don't find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.
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