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Logan Pearsall Smith (1865 - 1946)
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Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find his own.
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Logan Pearsall Smith
I cannot forgive my friends for dying; I do not find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.
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Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "Age and Death"
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists in the circulation of their blood.
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Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "Age and Death"
What music is more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
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Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "Age and Death"
The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.
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Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "Art and Letters"
It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people.
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Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "In the World"
To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and keep absolutely sober.
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Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "In the World"
How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares if there seemed any danger of their coming true!
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Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "Life and Human Nature"
There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.
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Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "Life and Human Nature"
There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
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Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "Life and Human Nature"
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
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Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "Myself"
All Reformers, however strict their social conscience, live in houses just as big as they can pay for.
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Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "Other People"
Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds.
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Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "Other People"
When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, Idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.
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Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "Other People"

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