We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.
Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)
Contributed by: Zaady
We grow with years more fragile in body, but morally stutter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once.
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of their blood.
Source: All Trivia, "Last Words" (1933).
An aphorism is [that which] drags from obscurity a recognizable intuition by clothing it in words.
Source: adapted from Logan Pearsall Smith
Aphorisms are salted not sugared almonds at Reason's Feast.
Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.
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.
It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people.
The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
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