Logan Pearsall Smith Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old logan pearsall smith quotes, logan pearsall smith sayings, and logan pearsall smith proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find a face of his own.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!     

Logan Pearsall Smith

I might give my life for my friend, but he had better not ask me to do up a parcel.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find a face of his own.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

Style is a magic wand, and turns everything to gold that it touches.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

Whiskey has killed more men than bullets, but most men would rather be full of whiskey than bullets. What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!     

Logan Pearsall Smith

Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

Don't let young people tell you their aspirations; when they drop them they will drop you.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

The word snob belongs to the sour-grape vocabulary.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

It is the dread of something happening, something unknown and dreadful, that makes us do anything to keep the flicker of talk from dying out.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?     

Logan Pearsall Smith

If they lost the incredible conviction that they can change their wives or husbands, marriage would collapse at once.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

To suppose as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

For souls in growth, great quarrels are great emancipations.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them.     

Logan Pearsall Smith