Quotes by William Somerset Maugham

Novelist and playwright, born sunday january 25, 1874 in Paris (France), died thursday december 16, 1965 in Nice (France)
You can find this author also in Murphy's laws.

It is very difficult to know people and I don't think one can ever really know any but one's own countrymen. For men and women are not only themselves; they are also the region in which they are born, the city apartment or the farm in which they learnt to walk, the games they played as children, the old wives'tales they overheard, the food they ate, the schools they attended, the sports they followed, the poets they read, and the God they believed in. It is all these things that have made them what they are, and these are the things that you can't come to know by hearsay, you can only know them if you have lived them.
William Somerset Maugham
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