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William Somerset Maugham

William Somerset Maugham (25 January 1874 - 16 December 1965) English playwright, novelist, and short story writer; often published as simply W. Somerset Maugham
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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.

William Somerset Maugham

People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.

William Somerset Maugham

Love is only the dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.

William Somerset Maugham

You know, of course, that the Tasmanians, who never committed adultery, are now extinct.

William Somerset Maugham

A dictator must fool all the people all the time and there's only one way to do that, he must also fool himself.

William Somerset Maugham

It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.

William Somerset Maugham

Genius is talent provided with ideals.

William Somerset Maugham

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

William Somerset Maugham