Aphorisms by author: William Somerset Maugham

If nobody spoke unless he had something to say, the human race would very soon lose the use of speech.
By theme : Wit
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
By theme : Behavior
Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they are broken as soon as they cease to be advantageous.
By theme : Creativity Life
When you choose your friends, don`t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
By theme : Character Friendship
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.
By theme : Behavior Friendship Psychology Wisdom
The well dressed man is he whose clothes you never notice.
By theme : Fashion Society
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.
By theme : Success
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
By theme : Love
There are three rules for writing a novel; unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
By theme : Humor Wit Art Creativity
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
By theme : Humor Wit Art Creativity
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
By theme : Love
It`s only the boring who are bored.
By theme : Behavior Relations
Tolerance is another word for indifference.
By theme : Philosophy Psychology Wisdom
Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.
By theme : Old
We know our friends by their defects rather than by their merits.
By theme : Friendship Psychology Relations
It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
By theme : Life Philosophy
Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too.
By theme : Liberty Society
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it.
By theme : Happiness Youth
Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.
By theme : Money Wit
Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it`s a mistake to make a habit out of it.
By theme : Humor Marriage Wit
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