The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.
William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)
Contributed by: Zaady
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
Reserve is an artificial quality that is developed in most of us but as the result of innumerable rebuffs.
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.
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.
Source: The Summing Up, 1938
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