Friday, November 15, 2019

Success and Failure

black and red wooden board

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.

- W. Somerset Maugham

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Eclecticity said...

Certainly there are examples that would make this assertion suspect. Not sure of the sample size the Mr. Maugham based his conclusion on. E.

Michael Wade said...


I think it's best to take people as individuals and not as groups.