William Somerset Maugham

William Somerset Maugham

a English novelist, playwright, novelist
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truthless ideals which have been instilled in them, and each time they come into contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded.More William Somerset Maugham quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.More William Somerset Maugham quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
She could not admit but that he had remarkable qualities, sometimes she thought that there was even in him a strange and unattractive greatness; it was curious then that she could not love him, but loved still a man whose worthlessness was now so clear to her.More William Somerset Maugham quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is clear that men accept an immediate pain rather than an immediate pleasure, but only because they expect a greater pleasure in the future. Often the pleasure is illusory, but their error in calculation is no refutation of the rule. You are puzzled because you cannot get over the idea that pleasures are only of the sense; but, child, a man who dies for his country dies because he likes it as surely as a man eats pickled cabbage because he likes it.More William Somerset Maugham quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What does democracy come down to? The persuasive power of slogans invented by wily self-seeking politicians.More William Somerset Maugham quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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