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The explanation appears to be that more than a certain amount of civilisation
renders the nation unfit for the struggle of life; and its people are conquered by
others, hardier and more courageous, who have attained to no such
exquisiteness of ...
Common-sense appears to be only another name for the thoughtlessness of the
unthinking. It is made up of the prejudices of childhood, the idiosyncrasies of
individual character and the opinion of the newspapers. Common-sense makes a
It is said that he indicated themes which the perils of Russian politics forbade him
to touch (though he wrote from the safe distance of Paris and he need not have
lagged so far behind the boldness of Herzen or Bakunin) and it appears that ...
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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