"It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."W. Somerset Maugham on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."W. Somerset Maugham on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."W. Somerset Maugham on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."W. Somerset Maugham on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."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."
"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."