William Somerset Maugham
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There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless.
There is nothing so degrading as the constant anxiety about one's means of livelihood ... Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.
There is only one thing about which I am certain, and this is that there is very little about which one can be certain.
There was once a professor of law who said to his students. When you are fighting a case, if you have facts on your side hammer them into the jury, and if you have the law on your side hammer it into the judge. But if you have neither the facts nor the law, asked one of his listeners? Then hammer the hell into the table, answered the professor.
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches them tolerance.
You know, of course, that the Tasmanians, who never committed adultery, are now extinct.