Facts about Sydney Smith

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Summary

Sydney Smith was a famous Clergyman from England, who lived between June 3, 1771 and February 22, 1845.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 33 quotes who is written / told by Sydney, under the main topic Marriage.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ward Beecher, H. C. Andersen, Henry W. Longfellow, Berthold Auerbach, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Smiles, William Ellery Channing, John Stuart Mill, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Charles Dickens, Thomas Huxley, William James, William Hazlitt, Benjamin Disraeli, Friedrich Nietzsche, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, V. Cousin, Alexandre Ledru-Rollin, George Crook

Famous quotes by Sydney Smith (33)


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"What you don't know would make a great book"
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"Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed"
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"To business that we love we rise bedtime, and go to't with delight"
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"Science is his forte, and omniscience his foible"
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"Poverty us no disgrace to a man, but it is confoundedly inconvenient"
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"No man can ever end with being superior who will not begin with being inferior"
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"Never talk for half a minute without pausing and giving others a chance to join in"
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"Never give way to melancholy; resist it steadily, for the habit will encroach"
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"Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect"
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"Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship"
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"Live always in the best company when you read"
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"Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence"
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"Let the Dean and Canons lay their heads together and the thing will be done"
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"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"
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"It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can"
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"It is safest to be moderately base - to be flexible in shame, and to be always ready for what is generous, good, and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue"
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"In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style"
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"I never read a book before previewing it; it prejudices a man so"
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"I look upon Switzerland as an inferior sort of Scotland"
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"I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury"
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"Heaven never helps the men who will not act"
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"Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything"
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"Great men hallow a whole people, and lift up all who live in their time"
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"Find fault when you must find fault in private, and if possible sometime after the offense, rather than at the time"
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"Errors, to be dangerous, must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation"
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"Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession; do not run after distinctions and rewards; but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty"
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"Correspondences are like small clothes before the invention of suspenders; it is impossible to keep them up"
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"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"
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"As the French say, there are three sexes - men, women, and clergymen"
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"Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due"
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"A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort"
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"A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience"
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"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"


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