"Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."W. Somerset Maugham on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."W. Somerset Maugham on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."W. Somerset Maugham on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."W. Somerset Maugham on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."W. Somerset Maugham on Winston Churchill
"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."