W. Somerset Maugham Quote

I think I was a little disappointed in her. I expected then people to be more of a piece than I do now, and I was distressed to find so much vindictiveness in so charming a creature. I did not realize how motley are the qualities that go to make up a human being. Now I am well aware that pettiness and grandeur, malice and charity, hatred and love, can find place side by side in the same human heart.


The modern reader (ed. 1939)

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I think I was a little disappointed in her. I expected then people to be more of a piece than I do now, and I was distressed to find so much...

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I think I was a little disappointed in her. I expected then people to be more of a piece than I do now, and I was distressed to find so much...

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I think I was a little disappointed in her. I expected then people to be more of a piece than I do now, and I was distressed to find so much...

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I think I was a little disappointed in her. I expected then people to be more of a piece than I do now, and I was distressed to find so much...