Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.
W. Somerset Maugham
There are two good things in life - freedom of thought and freedom of action.
What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories.
The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.
We learn resignation not by our own suffering, but by the suffering of others.
Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.
At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.
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