Best Quotes by W. Somerset Maugham (Top 10)

  1. There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
  2. To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
  3. The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.
  4. Impropriety is the soul of wit.
  5. 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.
  6. She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
  7. It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
  8. People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
  9. When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.
  10. Only a mediocre person is always at his best.

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