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William Somerset Maugham
English playwright, novelist, short story writer (1874-1965)

William Somerset Maugham was an English writer, known for his plays, novels and short stories. Born in Paris, where he spent his first ten years, Maugham was schooled in England and went to a German university. He became a medical student in London and qualified as a physician in 1897. He never practised medicine, and became a full-time writer. His first novel, Liza of Lambeth (1897), a study of life in the slums, attracted attention, but it was as a playwright that he first achieved national celebrity. By 1908 he had four plays running at once in the West End of London. He wrote his 32nd and last play in 1933, after which he abandoned the theatre and concentrated on novels and short stories.
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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.
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She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
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You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches them tolerance.
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The ideal has many names, and beauty is but one of them.
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Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.


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The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.
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There is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.
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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.
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Culture is not just an ornament; it is the expression of a nation's character, and at the same time it is a powerful instrument to mould character. The end of culture is right living.
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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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