Genius is talent provided with ideals.
William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)
Contributed by: Zaady
The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.
Tolerance is another word for indifference.
You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches them tolerance.
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up.
Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.
Source: Of Human Bondage, 1915, ch. 39
There is nothing so degrading as the constant anxiety about one's means of livelihood. . . . Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.
Source: Of Human Bondage, 1915, ch. 51
Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.
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