"The world in general doesn't know what to make of originality it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger."
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else you are the one who gets burned."W. Somerset Maugham on Buddha
"Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."W. Somerset Maugham on Aristotle
"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."W. Somerset Maugham on Mark Twain
"Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools."W. Somerset Maugham on Albert Einstein
"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean."W. Somerset Maugham on Maya Angelou
"Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth."
"What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories."
"Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long."
"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."
"Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul."
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