More From W. Somerset Maugham
- "The world in general doesn’t know what to make of originality; it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger."
- "A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn’t want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing."
- "Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five."
More In Good
- "Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company."― George Washington
- "We carry stores of DNA in our nuclei that may have come in, at one time or another, from the fusion of ancestral cells and the linking of ancestral organisms in symbiosis. Our genomes are catalogues of instructions from all kinds of sources in nature, filed for all kinds of contingencies."― Lewis Thomas
- "I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one’s life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important."― David Rockefeller