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Logan P. Smith Quotes

A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent.

A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.

A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.

All my life, as down an abyss without a bottom. I have been pouring van loads of information into that vacancy of oblivion I call my mind.

Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them.

Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find a face of his own.

Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.

Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.

How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?

If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul.

If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth.

It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people.

It is through the cracks in our brains that ecstasy creeps in.

It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously.

Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds.

Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers.

Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior.

People before the public live an imagined life in the thought of others, and flourish or feel faint as their self outside themselves grows bright or dwindles in that mirror.

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.

Solvency is entirely a matter of temperament and not of income.