"You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."W. Somerset Maugham on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."W. Somerset Maugham on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."W. Somerset Maugham on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."W. Somerset Maugham on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."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."