Logan Pearsall Smith Quotes

16 Logan Pearsall Smith quotes:

"A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Affection Quotes
"There is one thing that matters -- to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people."
"We grow with years more fragile in body, but morally stouter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once."
"Many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!"
"The notion of making money by popular work, and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar of all the devil's traps for artists."
"Then I though of reading -- the nice and subtle happiness of reading ... this joy not dulled by age, this polite and unpunishable vice, this selfish, serene, lifelong intoxication."
"There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second."
"How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!"
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Gossip Quotes
"Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Integrity Quotes
"The wretchedness of being rich is that you live with rich people. To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Riches Quotes
"If you are losing your leisure, look out! You are losing your soul."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Leisure Quotes
"Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Soul Quotes
"Don't laugh at youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find his own."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Youth Quotes
"Don't let young people tell you their aspirations; when they drop them they will drop you."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Youth Quotes
"The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of their blood."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Youth Quotes
"The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection --even though nothing more than the pounding of an old piano --is what alone gives a meaning to our life on this unavailing star."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Perfection Quotes

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