W. Somerset Maugham Quote

It is very natural that clever young men should be rather odious. They are conscious of gifts that they do not know how to use. They are exasperated with the world that will not recognize their merit. They have something to give, and no hand is stretched out to receive it. They are impatient for the fame they regard as their due.


"The voice of the turtle", p. 250 - Short Stories - Collected short stories 1

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It is very natural that clever young men should be rather odious. They are conscious of gifts that they do not know how to use. They are exasperated...

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It is very natural that clever young men should be rather odious. They are conscious of gifts that they do not know how to use. They are exasperated...

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It is very natural that clever young men should be rather odious. They are conscious of gifts that they do not know how to use. They are exasperated...

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It is very natural that clever young men should be rather odious. They are conscious of gifts that they do not know how to use. They are exasperated...