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W. Somerset Maugham
Perhaps the most important use of money - It saves time. Life is so short, and there's so much to do, one can't afford to waste a minute and just think how much you waste, for instance, in walking from place to place instead of going by bus and in going by bus instead of by taxi.

W. Somerset Maugham
Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.

W. Somerset Maugham
He had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had ever tried to do without it.

W. Somerset Maugham
No egoism is so insufferable as that of the Christian with regard to his soul.

W. Somerset Maugham
Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.

W. Somerset Maugham
Commonsense appears to be only another name for the thoughtlessness of the unthinking. It is made of the prejudices of childhood, the idiosyncrasies of individual character and the opinion of the newspapers.

W. Somerset Maugham
It's a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.

W. Somerset Maugham
We didn't think much in the air corps of a fellow who wangled a cushy job out of his C.O. by buttering him up. It was hard for me to believe that God thought much of a man who tried to wangle salvation by fulsome flattery. I should have thought the worship most pleasing to him was to do your best according to your lights.

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