W. Somerset Maugham

W. Somerset Maugham

Born: January 25, 1874

Died: December 16, 1965

Nationality: British

Occupation: Playwright, novelist

Biography: William Somerset Maugham was an English playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s.

Source/Notes: Sometimes misquoted as "An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones." - Plays by W. Somerset Maugham (W. Heinemann ltd., 1932), Volume 3, p. 236
Source/Notes: As quoted in: "Living thoughts: inspiration, insight, and wisdom from sources throughout the ages" (Hartmore House, 1976 ) by Bernard S. Raskas, p. 191

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