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I cannot understand why a biographer, having undertaken to give the world
details of a famous man's life, should hesitate, as so often happens, to give
details of his death also. It is the man's character which is the chief interest, his
strength and ...
I have taken to heart what Epicurus wrote to Menoeceus: “Become accustomed to
the belief that death is nothing to us. For all good and evil consists in sensation,
but death is deprivation of sensation. And therefore a right understanding that ...
I find it in the defiant gesture of Paddy Finucane when, plunging to his death, he
transmitted the message to the airmen in his squadron: “This is it, chaps.” I find it
in the cool determination of Captain Oates when he went out to his death in the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JBreedlove - LibraryThing
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