Suffering did not ennoble; it degraded. It made men selfish, mean, petty and suspicious. It absorbed them in small things … it made them less than men.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) English novelist and playwright [William Somerset Maugham]
The Summing Up, ch. 19 (1938)

On his experiences as a medical student and the patients he observed.
Added on 26-Jul-07 | Last updated 26-Jul-07
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