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Creativity
Engrave this Quote It seems that the creative faculty and the critical faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection.
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-W. Somerset Maugham
Criticism
Engrave this Quote People who ask for your criticism want only praise.
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Engrave this Quote You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism.
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Engrave this Quote It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise.
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-W. Somerset Maugham, The Summing Up
Death
Engrave this Quote Death doesn't affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn't concern the dead because they have ceased to exist.
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Engrave this Quote Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
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Despair
Engrave this Quote I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.
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Education
Engrave this Quote I am told that today rather more than 60 per cent of the men who go to university go on a Government grant. This is a new class that has entered upon the scene. It is the white-collar proletariat. They do not go to university to acquire culture but to get a job, and when they have got one, scamp it. They have no manners and are woefully unable to deal with any social predicament. Their idea of a celebration is to go to a public house and drink six beers. They are mean, malicious and envious . They are scum.
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Effort
Engrave this Quote I made up my mind long ago that life was too short to do anything for myself that I could pay others to do for me.
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Emotions
Engrave this Quote Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you the wrong way.
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Evil
Engrave this Quote 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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Excellence
Engrave this Quote Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
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Expectation
Engrave this Quote It's a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
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Fame
Engrave this Quote It is dangerous to let the public behind the scenes. They are easily disillusioned and then they are angry with you, for it was the illusion they loved.
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Fortune
Engrave this Quote The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress.
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Freedom
Engrave this Quote There are two good things in life -- freedom of thought and freedom of action.
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Engrave this Quote Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too.
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Engrave this Quote If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.
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Friends
Engrave this Quote We know our friends by their defects rather than their merits.
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Future, The
Engrave this Quote The future will one day be the present and will seem as unimportant as the present does now.
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Generations
Engrave this Quote From the earliest times the old have rubbed it into the young that they are wiser than they, and before the young had discovered what nonsense this was they were old too, and it profited them to carry on the imposture.
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Habits
Engrave this Quote The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.
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Engrave this Quote Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
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Humor
Engrave this Quote It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humor.
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Hypocrisy
Engrave this Quote Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job.
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