Facts about Logan P. Smith

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Logan P. Smith was a famous Writer from USA, who lived between and 1946.

Our collection contains 34 quotes who is written / told by Logan, under the main topic Success.

Famous quotes by Logan P. Smith (34)


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"When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter"
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"Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste"
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"We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast"
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"There are people who, like houses, are beautiful in dilapidation"
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"There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail"
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"The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood"
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"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?"
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"There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine"
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"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"
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"It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people"
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"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"
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"What I like in a good author is not what he says but what he whispers"
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"The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves"
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"The old know what they want; the young are sad and bewildered"
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"Thank Heaven, the sun has gone in, and I don't have to go out and enjoy it"
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"Solvency is entirely a matter of temperament and not of income"
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"Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds"
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"If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul"
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"A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat"
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"A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent"
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"Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior"
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"If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth"
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"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?"
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"A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend"
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"The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it arouses"
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"Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them"
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"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"
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"The newest books are those that never grow old"
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"People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading"
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"Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers"
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"It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously"
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"It is through the cracks in our brains that ecstasy creeps in"
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"Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast"
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"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"


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