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W. Somerset Maugham

William Somerset Maugham CH (/?m??m/ MAWM; 25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965), better known as W. Somerset Maugham, was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest-paid author during the 1930s.

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We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, ch ...

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When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.

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It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.

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Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.

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At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.

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Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in ...

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There are two good things in life - freedom of thought and freedom of action.

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The most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency.

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The crown of literature is poetry.

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Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasin ...

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Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you the wrong way.

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The well dressed man is he whose clothes you never notice

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Charm and nothing but charm at last grows a little tiresome. It's a relief then to deal with a man w ...

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We Americans... like change. It is at once our weakness and our strength.

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And I have the sunset, and the Tuscan wine, and the white teeth of the women in Rome. I am a travele ...

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