Pearls of Wisdom

F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald – a unique name with an equally unparalleled style of writing. He is one of the first writers, who left an indelible imprint during the eventful infancy of American literature, bubbling with the cherished “American Dream” of unending hope and success.

I recently read his novel ‘The Great Gatsby’ and was impressed with his witty, practical remarks on life. Savor a few of my favorites:

1. ‘Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.’

2. Reserving judgements is a matter of hope.

3. A sense of fundamental decencies is parceled out unequally at birth.

4. Life is much more successfully looked at from a single window.

5. I am one of the few honest people I have ever known.

6. I was thirty. Before me stretched the portentous, menacing road of a new decade.

7. Thirty – the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair.

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