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W. Somerset Maugham Quotes

About W. Somerset Maugham

W. Somerset Maugham

Life: 1874 - 1965

Country: gb flag England

Profession: Writer;

William Somerset Maugham, CH (January 25, 1874 - December 16, 1965) was an English playwright, novelist, and short story writer. He was one of the most popular authors of his era, and reputedly the highest paid of his profession during the 1930s.

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Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

~ W. Somerset Maugham

It is a very funny thing about life - if you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.

~ W. Somerset Maugham

People ask your for criticism, but they only want praise.

~ W. Somerset Maugham

- Of Human Bondage, 1915

Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.

~ W. Somerset Maugham

- The Summing Up, 1938


Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.

~ W. Somerset Maugham

The end of culture is right living.

~ W. Somerset Maugham

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

~ W. Somerset Maugham

The well-dressed man is he whose clothes you never notice.

~ W. Somerset Maugham

The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.

~ W. Somerset Maugham

It is dangerous to let the public behind the scenes. They are easily disillusioned and they are angry with you, for it was the illusion they loved.

~ W. Somerset Maugham

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

~ W. Somerset Maugham

She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.

~ W. Somerset Maugham
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