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When he went to London, he dressed at an expensive tailor's, kept a mistress,
was elected to the Reform, which his friends made him join under the impression
that he had in him the makings of a politician. His friends were reading men, and
The second kind of friendship is intellectual. You are attracted by the gifts of your
new acquaintance. His ideas are unfamiliar; he has seen sides of life of which
you are ignorant; his experience is impressive. But every well has a bottom and ...
One of the things that must strike the foreigner in the United States is that
whereas most men have a host of acquaintances, few have friends. They have
business associates, playmates at the bridge table or on the golf links, buddies
they fish or ...
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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