Logan Smith

1865 - 1946

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 good and income

There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on information, life, and mind

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.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on art and vitality

The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it arouses.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

Source: Afterthoughts, "Art and Letters" (1931).

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on beauty and worth

If we're told that an odd piece of our china is worth a hundred pounds, - how rare its beauty!

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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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 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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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on plants

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Isn't it odd that flowers are the reproductive organs of the plants they grow on?

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on death, forgiveness, and friendship

I can't forgive my friends for dying; I don't find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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