Quotation: W. Somerset Maugham on lack of sympathy for others’ misfortune (quite primitive…indeed)

The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willingly avoids the sight of distress.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Discuss

“I would think further that preying on people misfortune, is a state of internal and internationally acclaimed pastime for the mongrels of power acquired by any means”

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