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It is a good maxim to ask of no one more than he can give without inconvenience
to himself. The belief in God is not a matter of common sense, or logic, or
argument, but of feeling. It is as impossible to prove the existence of God as to
Today reasons are hardly necessary to refute Christianity; there is a feeling in the
air against it, and since religion is itself a feeling, feeling is the instrument to cope
with it. One man has faith and the other hasn't; and there perhaps is the end of ...
... is as God made him — and will admit with complacency that they are besotted
and ignorant, incoherent of purpose and vacillating in action; but in that complex
feeling which is the patriotism one knows in other countries, they seem deficient.
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A compilation of notes kept over his lifetime and published just before Maugham's death. Though there were some pearls of wisdom and insightful comments on writing it was his commentary on daily life ... Read full review