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)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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.
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?
Those who talk on the razor-edge of double-meanings pluck the rarest blooms from the precipice on either side.
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