Sydney Smith Quotes

The most curious offspring of shame is shyness.

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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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.

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Praise is the best diet for us, after all.

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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 assume that because I am frivolous I am shallow; I don't assume that because you are grave you are profound

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All affectation proceeds from the supposition of possessing something better than the rest of the world possesses. Nobody is vain of possessing two legs and two arms, because that is the precise quantity of either sort of limb which everybody possesses

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