"At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely."
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."W. Somerset Maugham on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties."W. Somerset Maugham on Helen Keller
"Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness."W. Somerset Maugham on William Shakespeare
"Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough."W. Somerset Maugham on Mark Twain
"New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time."W. Somerset Maugham on James Agate
"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."
"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."
"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."