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Sydney Smith Quotes


32 Sydney Smith quotes:



"Avoid shame, but do not seek glory, nothing is so expensive as glory"
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Glory Quotes
"Avoid shame but do not seek glory --nothing so expensive as glory."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Glory Quotes
"My living in Yorkshire was so far out of the way, that it was eleven miles away from a lemon"
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Living Quotes
"A nation grown free in a single day is a child born with the limbs and the vigor of a man, who would take a drawn sword for his rattle, and set the house in a blaze that he might chuckle over the splendor."
"Man could direct his ways by plain reason, and support his life by tasteless food, but God has given us wit, and flavor, and brightness, and laughter to enliven the days of man's pilgrimage, and to charm his pained steps over the burning marble"
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Food Quotes
"Ah, you flavor everything; you are the vanilla of society"
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Society Quotes
"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
"He (Macaulay) has occasional flashes of silence that make his conversation perfectly delightful"
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Conversation 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."
"To love and be loved is the great happiness of existence."
"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."
"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."
"The schoolboy whips his taxed top; the beardless youth manages his taxed horse with a taxed bridle on a taxed road; and the dying Englishman, pouring his medicine, which has paid seven per cent, into a spoon that has paid fifteen per cent, flings him"
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Youth Quotes
"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable."
"An ounce of wit is worth a pound of argument"
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Humorous Quotes
"Mankind are always happy for having been happy; so that, if you make them happy now, you make them happy twenty years hence by the memory of it"
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"The writer does the most good who gives his reader the most knowledge and takes from him the least time."
"Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing"
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Nature Quotes
"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



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