Somerset Maugham

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    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 (1874–1966)

    The crown of literature is poetry. It is its end and aim. It is the sublimest activity of the human mind. It is the achievement of beauty and delicacy. The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes.
    —W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1966)

    Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they are broken as soon as they cease to be advantageous.
    —W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965)

    I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.
    —W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1966)

    Men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature; and the error is ineradicable.
    —W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1966)