Clark Ashton Smith's Column: Unpopular Sayings

Clark Ashton Smith

Truth, like a coin, has an obverse and a reverse side. One is a platitude, the other a paradox.

One cannot tell a woman's age by the frequency with which she looks in the mirror.

The famous principle of safety in numbers doesn't always work out that way. There may be destruction in numbers - if they all love you.

The true immoralist never tries to defend even his virtues.

The wrath of the witch-burners is in direct proportion to the comeliness of the witch.

There is no tyranny so oppressive as the tyranny of mobs.

Women who dress well are true artists: one might call them exterior decorators.

Lovers rush in where husbands fear to tread.

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Printed on: February 22, 2019