W. Somerset Maugham Quotes

1874 - 1965

Be 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.

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
W. Somerset Maugham
Imagination   |   Age   |

Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Death   |   Funny   |

It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Life   |   Funny Quotes about Life   |

The important thing was to love rather than to be loved.
W. Somerset Maugham
Love   |   Love From Others   |

Life wouldn't be worth living if I worried over the future as well as the present.
W. Somerset Maugham
Worry   |   Funny Quotes about Life   |

The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.
W. Somerset Maugham
Good   |   Habits   |

Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham
Being Yourself   |   Great   |

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.
W. Somerset Maugham
Mistakes   |   Making Mistakes   |

People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
W. Somerset Maugham
Who Do You Account To   |   Appreciation   |

Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.
W. Somerset Maugham
Stress   |   Change   |

I don't think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present.
W. Somerset Maugham
Future   |   Regret   |

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.
W. Somerset Maugham
Book   |   Motivation   |

Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.
W. Somerset Maugham
Common Sense   |   Wisdom   |

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