W. Somerset Maugham Quote

You know, the Philistines have long since discarded the rack and stake as a means of suppressing the opinions they feared: they've discovered a much more deadly weapon of destruction — the wisecrack.


Selected Novels: Christmas holiday. Up at the villa. The razor's edge (ed. 1953)

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You know, the Philistines have long since discarded the rack and stake as a means of suppressing the opinions they feared: they've discovered a much...

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You know, the Philistines have long since discarded the rack and stake as a means of suppressing the opinions they feared: they've discovered a much...

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You know, the Philistines have long since discarded the rack and stake as a means of suppressing the opinions they feared: they've discovered a much...

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You know, the Philistines have long since discarded the rack and stake as a means of suppressing the opinions they feared: they've discovered a much...