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Bred under harder conditions, so that natural selection has greater play, they are
better adapted to the struggle for life than are the members of the older
civilisation. They look upon existence with a less analytic eye, their grosser
instincts are ...
They are really overwhelmed by the burden and they will repent in sackcloth and
ashes, with weeping and lamentation, for peccadillos which would leave our less
sensitive consciences untroubled. Dmitri Karamazov looked upon himself as a ...
He laughed a little as he told me his words: “You forget, sir, that I am no less a
gentleman than you.” It bore out my theory that men in moments of great emotion
express themselves in terms of melodrama. That is why the best writers are often
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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