"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."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."W. Somerset Maugham on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."W. Somerset Maugham on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."W. Somerset Maugham on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."W. Somerset Maugham on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."W. Somerset Maugham on Mark Twain
"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."