People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)
Source: Afterthoughts, "Myself" (1931).
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Source: Afterthoughts, 1931
Thank heavens, the sun has gone in, and I don't have to go out and enjoy it.
It is almost worth while to be cheated; people's little frauds have an interest which amply repays what they cost us.
There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.
How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!
Source: Afterthoughts, "Life and Human Nature" (1931).
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?
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