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.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.