Sydney Smith Quotes


32 Sydney Smith quotes:



"That sign of old age, extolling the past at the expense of the present"
"A wise man struggling with adversity is said by some heathen writer to be a spectacle on which the gods might look down with pleasure"
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"There is one piece of advice, in a life of study, which I think no one will object to; and that is, every now and then to be completely idle - to do nothing at all."
"Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Marriage Quotes
"It is a bore, I admit, to be past seventy, for you are left for execution, and are daily expecting the death-warrant; but it is not anything very capital we quit. We are, at the close of life, only hurried away from stomach-aches, pains in the joints, from sleepless nights and unamusing days, from weakness, ugliness, and nervous tremors; but we shall all meet again in another planet, cured of all our defects."
"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable."
"[Doctors] said I'm going to have this all my life probably."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Doctors Quotes
"The dearest things in the world are our neighbor's eyes; they cost everybody more than anything else in housekeeping"
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Eyes Quotes
"Oh, don't tell me of facts -- I never believe facts: you know Canning said nothing was so fallacious as facts, except figures."
"To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence"
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Existence Quotes
"It is always right that a man should be able to render a reason for the faith that is within him."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Faith Quotes
"Married couples resemble a pair of scissors, often moving in opposite directions, yet punishing anyone who gets in between them."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Marriage Quotes Couples Quotes
"To love and be loved is the great happiness of existence."
"A great deal of talent is lost in the world for want of courage."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"His enemies might have said before that he talked rather too much; but now he has occasional flashes of silence, that make his conversation perfectly delightful."
"Don't tell me of facts, I never believe facts; you know Canning said nothing was so fallacious as facts, except figures"
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Believe Quotes
"A Curate - there is something which excites compassion in the very name of a Curate!!!"
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Compassion Quotes
"He (Macaulay) has occasional flashes of silence that make his conversation perfectly delightful"
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Conversation Quotes
"He had occasional flashes of silence that made his conversation perfectly delightful."
"All this class of pleasures inspires me with the same nausea as I feel at the sight of rich plum-cake or sweetmeats; I prefer the driest bread of common life."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Class Quotes Theater Quotes



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