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It is enchanted fruit to taste which might open the gateway to God knows what
secrets of the soul and to enchanted palaces of the imagination. They are heavy
with unknown dangers, and to taste them might turn a man to beast or god.
But what is the soul? From Plato onwards many answers have been given to this
question, and most of them are but modifications of his conjectures. We use the
word constantly, and it must be presumed that we mean something by it.
Is it not strange that a bit of money in the bank and a taste of fame should give
them greatness of soul? Contrariwise I have known men who were decent and
honourable, in illness or penury become lying, deceitful, querulous and
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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