Logan Pearsall Smith

(1865-1946 / Millville, New Jersey)

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  • ''The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.''
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Last Words," All Trivia (1933).
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  • ''Don't let young people tell you their aspirations; when they drop them they will drop you.''
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Last Words," All Trivia (1933).
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  • ''Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.''
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Life and Human Nature," Afterthoughts (1931).
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  • ''Many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!''
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Life and Human Nature," Afterthoughts (1931).
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  • ''There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.''
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Life and Human Nature," Afterthoughts (1931).
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  • ''That we should practise what we preach is generally admitted; but anyone who preaches what he and his hearers practise must incur the gravest moral disapprobation.''
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Life and Human Nature," Afterthoughts (1931).
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  • ''What pursuit is more elegant than that of collecting the ignominies of our nature and transfixing them for show, each on the bright pin of a polished phrase?''
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Myself," Afterthoughts (1931).
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  • ''The word snob belongs to the sour-grape vocabulary.''
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Other People," Afterthoughts (1931).
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  • ''How it infuriates a bigot, when he is forced to drag out his dark convictions!''
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Other People," Afterthoughts (1931).
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  • ''Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds.''
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Other People," Afterthoughts (1931).
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