Sydney Smith Quotes

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living.

Sydney Smith

Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated, often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes in between them.

Sydney Smith

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.

Sydney Smith

Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.

Sydney Smith

If idleness do not produce vice or malevolence, it commonly produces melancholy.

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I have the most perfect confidence in your indiscretion

Sydney Smith

Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.

Sydney Smith

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

Sydney Smith

Soup and fish explain half the emotions of human life

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I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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The most curious offspring of shame is shyness.

Sydney Smith

Praise is the best diet for us, after all.

Sydney Smith

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.

Sydney Smith

That sign of old age, extolling the past at the expense of the present.

Sydney Smith

Avoid shame, but do not seek glory,-nothing so expensive as glory.

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Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones.

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