Logan Pearsall Smith

Logan Pearsall Smith (October 18, 1865-March 2, 1946) was an American essayist and critic, and a notable writer on historical semantics

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A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.Rate it:
A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.Rate it:
All Reformers, however strict their social conscience, live in houses just as big as they can pay for.Rate it:
Almost all reformers, however strict their social conscience, live in houses just as big as they can pay for.Rate it:
An improper mind is a perpetual feast.Rate it:
Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations he is only trying on one face after another to find his own.Rate it:
Don't tell your friends their social faults they will cure the fault and never forgive you.Rate it:
Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.Rate it:
Fine writers should split hairs together, and sit side by side, like friendly apes, to pick the fleas from each others fur.Rate it:
How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares if there seemed any danger of their coming trueRate it:
I can't forgive my friends for dying; I don't find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.Rate it:
I cannot forgive my friends for dying I do not find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.Rate it:
If you are losing your leisure, look out You are losing your soul.Rate it:
If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth.Rate it:
It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people.Rate it:
It is through the cracks in our brains that ecstasy creeps in.Rate it:
Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so jointed that they cannot be separated often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.Rate it:
Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds.Rate it:
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.Rate it:
Solvency is entirely a matter of temperament and not of income.Rate it:
Thank Heaven, the sun has gone in, and I don't have to go out and enjoy it.Rate it:
That we should practice what we preach is generally admitted; but anyone who preaches what he and his hearers practice must incur the gravest moral disapprobation.Rate it:
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists in the circulation of their blood.Rate it:
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.Rate it:
The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection, even though it consists in nothing more than the pounding of an old piano, is what alone gives meaning to our life on this unavailing star.Rate it:
The lusts and greeds of the body scandalize the Soul but it has to come to heel.Rate it:
The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.Rate it:
The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.Rate it:
There are few sorrows in which a good income is of no avail.Rate it:
There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.Rate it:
There are people who, like houses, are beautiful in dilapidation.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
There is one thing that matters -- to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people.Rate it:
Those who set out to serve both God and Mammon soon discover that there isn't a God.Rate it:
To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not knowRate it:
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 keep absolutely sober.Rate it:
Uncultivated minds are not full of wild flowers, like uncultivated fields. Villainous weeds grow in them, and they are full of toads.Rate it:
We grow with years more fragile in body, but morally stutter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once.Rate it:
We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.Rate it:
What I like in a good author is not what he says but what he whispers.Rate it:
What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?Rate it:
What music is more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they sayRate it:
What pursuit is more elegant than that of collecting the ignominies of our nature and transfixing them for show, each on the bright pin of a polished phrase?Rate it:
When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, Idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.Rate it:

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