William Somerset Maugham

1874 - 1965

A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on indifference and tolerance

Tolerance is another word for indifference.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on anger, humor, laughter, people, and tolerance

You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches them tolerance.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on belief, exercise, imagination, and maturity

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on day, pity, and thought

It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on mediocrity

Only a mediocre person is always at his best.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on men, mind, and weakness

Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Source: Of Human Bondage, 1915, ch. 39

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on quality

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Reserve is an artificial quality that is developed in most of us but as the result of innumerable rebuffs.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on life, surprises, and world

There is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on entertainment

I would sooner read a timetable or a catalog than nothing at all. They are much more entertaining than half the novels that are written.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Source: The Summing Up, 1938

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on certainty

There is only one thing about which I am certain, and this is that there is very little about which one can be certain.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

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