Sydney Smith

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Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith

I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Great men hallow a whole people, and lift up all who live in their time.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How can a bishop marry? How can he flirt? The most he can say is I will see you in the vestry after service.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A great deal of talent is lost in the world for want of courage.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Avoid shame but do not seek glory --nothing so expensive as glory.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is always right that a man should be able to render a reason for the faith that is within him.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It 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.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What would life be without arithmetic, but a scene of horrors?More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To love and be loved is the great happiness of existence.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Poverty is no disgrace to a man, but it is confoundedly inconvenient.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Bishop Berkeley destroyed this world in one volume octavo; and nothing remained, after his time, but mind; which experienced a similar fate from the hand of Mr. Hume in 1737.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can do only a little. Do what you can.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The object of preaching is to constantly remind mankind of what they keep forgetting; not to supply the intellect, but to fortify the feebleness of human resolutions.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whatever you are from nature, keep to it; never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else, and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He had occasional flashes of silence that made his conversation perfectly delightful.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Never talk for half a minute without pausing and giving others a chance to join in.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Live always in the best company when you read.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Heat, ma am! It was so dreadful here that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones.More Sydney Smith [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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