W. Somerset Maugham QuotesBe inspired by our collection of W. Somerset Maugham Quotes full of wisdom and encouragement. William Somerset Maugham was a british novelist, playwright, and short-story writer. During the 1930s it is reported that he was the highest paid author in the world. He was born in Paris, however, at age 10 he was orphaned and went to England to live with his uncle. He was successful in his studies and was qualified as a doctor, but gave it up to fullfil his passion of writing. Born in 1874, and died in 1965
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
W. Somerset Maugham
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
The important thing was to love rather than to be loved.
Life wouldn't be worth living if I worried over the future as well as the present.
The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
I daresay one profits more by the mistakes one makes off one's own bat than by doing the right thing on somebody's else advice.
People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.
When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me.
Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.
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