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W. Somerset Maugham

I have an idea that some men are born out of their due place. Accident has cast them amid certain surroundings, but they have always a nostalgia for a home they know not. They are strangers in their birthplace, and the leafy lanes they have known from childhood or the populous streets in which they… Continue reading W. Somerset Maugham

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Herman Melville

The sun hides not the ocean, which is the dark side of this earth, and which is two thirds of this earth. So, therefore, that mortal man who hath more of joy than sorrow in him, that mortal man cannot be true– not true, or undeveloped. With books the same. The truest of all men… Continue reading Herman Melville

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