W. Somerset Maugham Quote

If to look truth in the face and not resent it when it is unpalatable, and take human nature as you find it, smiling when it's absurd and grieved without exaggeration when it's pitiful, is to be cynical, then I suppose I'm a cynic.


Ah King: Complete Short Stories (1933)

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If to look truth in the face and not resent it when it is unpalatable, and take human nature as you find it, smiling when it's absurd and grieved...

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If to look truth in the face and not resent it when it is unpalatable, and take human nature as you find it, smiling when it's absurd and grieved...

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If to look truth in the face and not resent it when it is unpalatable, and take human nature as you find it, smiling when it's absurd and grieved...

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If to look truth in the face and not resent it when it is unpalatable, and take human nature as you find it, smiling when it's absurd and grieved...