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developing a sense of humor, and found he had a knack of saying bitter things,
which caught people on the raw . . .” Is that what we usually mean by humor?
Sometimes Maugham's irony is more carefully and consciously balanced: “I do
This is the price one has to pay for having a sense of humour. A sense of humour
leads you to take pleasure in the discrepancies of human nature; it leads you to
mistrust great professions and look for the unworthy motive that they conceal; the
It is an attenuated experience that serves to give information about objects of
sense and in the world of sense is a guide to action. His day-dreams satisfy
emotional needs and fulfil desires that in the world of affairs are frustrated. But
they are ...
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