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Logan Pearsall Smith

Logan Pearsall Smith (October 18, 1865-March 2, 1946) was an American essayist and critic.
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Don't tell your friends their social faults; they will cure the fault and never forgive you.

Logan Pearsall Smith

The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.

Logan Pearsall Smith

There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.

Logan Pearsall Smith

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.

Logan Pearsall Smith

Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds.

Logan Pearsall Smith

Thank heavens the sun has gone in, and I don't have to go out and enjoy it.

Logan Pearsall Smith

All Reformers, however strict their social conscience, live in houses just as big as they can pay for.

Logan Pearsall Smith

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.

Logan Pearsall Smith

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.

Logan Pearsall Smith

It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people.

Logan Pearsall Smith

Almost all reformers, however strict their social conscience, live in houses just as big as they can pay for.

Logan Pearsall Smith

Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.

Logan Pearsall Smith

To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and keep absolutely sober.

Logan Pearsall Smith

The mere process of growing old together will make our slightest acquaintances seem like bosom friends.

Logan Pearsall Smith

To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave the way the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober.

Logan Pearsall Smith

The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection, even though it consists in nothing more than the pounding of an old piano, is what alone gives meaning to our life on this unavailing star.

Logan Pearsall Smith

Hearts that are delicate and kind and tongues that are neither - these make the finest company in the world.

Logan Pearsall Smith

I might give my life for a friend, but he'd better not ask me to do up a parcel.

Logan Pearsall Smith

How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares if there seemed any danger of their coming true!

Logan Pearsall Smith

When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, Idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.

Logan Pearsall Smith

Retreat hell! We just got here!

Logan Pearsall Smith

What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?

Logan Pearsall Smith

Solvency is entirely a matter of temperament and not of income.

Logan Pearsall Smith

I cannot forgive my friends for dying; I do not find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.

Logan Pearsall Smith

What music is more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?

Logan Pearsall Smith
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