Logan Smith Quotes

37 Logan Smith quotes:

"The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right."
"It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"This nice and subtle happiness of reading, this joy not chilled by age, this polite and unpunished vice, this selfish, serene life-long intoxication"
"Hearts that are delicate and kind and tongues that are neither - these make the finest company in the world."
"The mere process of growing old together will make our slightest acquaintances seem like bosom friends."
"All my life, as down an abyss without a bottom. I have been pouring van loads of information into that vacancy of oblivion I call my mind."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"Only among people who think no evil can Evil monstrously flourish."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Evil Quotes
"How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!"
"He who goes against the fashion is himself its slave."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Fashion Quotes
"Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior"
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Behavior Quotes
"The newest books are those that never grow old."
"People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading."
"We grow with years more fragile in body, but morally stutter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once."
"Most people sell their souls and live with a good conscience on the proceeds"
Author: Smith Quotes Category: Conscience Quotes
"It is through the cracks in our brains that ecstasy creeps in."
Author: Smith Quotes Category: American Writer Quotes Brains Quotes
"How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?"
"People before the public live an imagined life in the thought of others, and flourish or feel faint as their self outside themselves grows bright or dwindles in that mirror."
"What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?"
"It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people."
"Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast."

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