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If you only tell people often enough that they must do such and such a thing, they
will end by doing it, and never ask you why. And if you only tell people often
enough that such and such a thing is right, they will end by believing you; and ...
tell men how to act differ from country to country, from age to age, and from man
to man. Intuition will tell a man to commit a murder in one age and in another will
cause him to revolt from the idea. The judgments which seem to come from no ...
The policeman asked him why he had run away, whereupon he answered: “Well,
you're an Irishman same as I am, if you promise to hold your tongue about it I'll
tell you; the other fellow hadn't a licence.” The policeman burst out laughing 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