|Born||January 25, 1874|
|Died||December 16, 1965|
The repository contains seven quotes from W. Somerset Maugham.
Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
From the standpoint of pure reason, there are no good grounds to support the claim that one should sacrifice one’s own happiness to that of others.
At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
Punctuality is a compliment you pay to the intelligent and a rebuke you pay to the stupid.
The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.