Logan Pearsall Smith quotes

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A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent.
How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
If we shake hands with icy fingers, it is because we've burnt them so hatefully before.
We grow with years more fragile in body, but morally stouter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once.
I can't forgive my friends for dying; I don't find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.
There are people who, like houses, are beautiful in dilapidation.
There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine.
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of their blo ...
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