Logan Pearsall Smith Quotes
Brief author info: Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946) American-born English man of letters.
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Don't tell your friends their social faults; they will cure the fault and never forgive you.
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.
Give me a bed and a book and I am happy.
Eat with the rich, but go to the play with the poor, who are capable of joy.
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
When elderly invalids meet with fellow-victims of their own ailments, then at last real conversation begins, and life is delicious.
What pursuit is more elegant than that of collecting the ignominies of our nature and transfixing them for show, each on the bright pin of a polished phrase?
A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent.
One can be bored until boredom becomes the most sublime of all emotions.
Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave just as outrageously as the world will let them.
Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.
Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we are born.
Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
A woman we love rarely satisfies all our needs, and we deceive her with a woman whom we do not love.