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Logan Pearsall Smith quotes (24)

If you are losing your leisure look out; you may be losing your soul.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Leisure

Every author however modest keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Author

There are few sorrows however poignant in which a good income is of no avail.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Income

Don't laugh at youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find his own.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Face

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.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Rich

When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Idea

Most people sell their souls and live with a good conscience on the proceeds.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Soul

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.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Meaning

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.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Age

How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than 60 years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Success

Don't let young people tell you their aspirations; when they drop, them they will drop you.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Youth

Whats more enchanting than the voices of young people when you cant hear what they say?
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Children

Solvency is entirely a matter of temperament and not of income.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Easy

Aphorisms are salted not sugared almonds at Reason's Feast.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Aphorism

People say that life is the thing but I prefer reading.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Book

Fine writers should split hairs together and sit side by side like friendly apes to pick the fleas from each others fur.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Unsorted

How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Scandal

What I like in a good author is not what he says but what he whispers.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Speak

Thank heavens the sun has gone in and I don't have to go out and enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Sun

There is one thing that matters to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Word

How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares were there a danger of their coming true!
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Dream

We need two kinds of acquaintances one to complain to while to the others we boast.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Acquaintance

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.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Wealth

A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Affection