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    Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to

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

    — W. Somerset Maugham

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    It is not True that suffering ennobles

    “It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.”

    — W. Somerset Maugham

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    Death is a very dull, dreary affair,

    “Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.”

    — W. Somerset Maugham

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    There are two good things in life

    “There are two good things in life – freedom of thought and freedom of action.”

    — W. Somerset Maugham

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    Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as

    “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.”

    — W. Somerset Maugham

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    Old age is ready to undertake tasks

    “Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.”

    — W. Somerset Maugham

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    We are not the same persons this

    “We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.”

    — W. Somerset Maugham

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    You are not angry with people when

    “You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance.”

    — W. Somerset Maugham

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    In Hollywood, the women are all peaches.

    “In Hollywood, the women are all peaches. It makes one long for an apple occasionally.”

    — W. Somerset Maugham

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    If you want to eat well in

    “If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts.”

    — W. Somerset Maugham

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    Anyone can tell the truth, but only

    “Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.”

    — W. Somerset Maugham

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    Any nation that thinks more of its

    “Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too.”

    — W. Somerset Maugham

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    The crown of literature is poetry.

    “The crown of literature is poetry.”

    — W. Somerset Maugham

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    The common idea that success spoils people

    “The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.”

    — W. Somerset Maugham

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    It is not True that suffering ennobles

    “It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.”

    — W. Somerset Maugham

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