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Alexander Smith

Scottish,  Poet
Total Quotes : 30
Memory His Else

A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.

- Alexander Smith

Plants Plant Himself

A man doesn't plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.

- Alexander Smith

Man Road Gazing

A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.

- Alexander Smith

Great Man First Time Does

A great man is the man who does something for the first time.

- Alexander Smith

Risk Everything

Everything is sweetened by risk.

- Alexander Smith

Liking His Marked

Every man's road in life is marked by the graves of his personal liking.

- Alexander Smith

Gardening Liking How

How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.

- Alexander Smith

Woman Sad Soul

The saddest thing that befalls a soul is when it loses faith in God and woman.

- Alexander Smith

Song Memorial Day Would

I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory.

- Alexander Smith

Time Christmas Holds

Christmas is the day that holds all time together.

- Alexander Smith

Strong Precious Acute

If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless. If the egotist is strong, acute, full of distinctive character, his egotism is precious, and remains a possession of the race.

- Alexander Smith

World Within Books

Books are a finer world within the world.

- Alexander Smith

Library Go Before

I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.

- Alexander Smith

Nature She Which

Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well.

- Alexander Smith

Wish Preserve Frankness

If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness.

- Alexander Smith

Work Taste Your

If you do your fair day's work, you are certain to get your fair day's wage - in praise or pudding, whichever happens to suit your taste.

- Alexander Smith

Happiness Human Life Up

Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of human life.

- Alexander Smith

Wise Keep Taciturn

The dead keep their secrets, and in a while we shall be as wise as they - and as taciturn.

- Alexander Smith

Thoughts New Grows

The world is not so much in need of new thoughts as that when thought grows old and worn with usage it should, like current coin, be called in, and, from the mint of genius, reissued fresh and new.

- Alexander Smith

Death Best Superiority

If you wish to make a man look noble, your best course is to kill him. What superiority he may have inherited from his race, what superiority nature may have personally gifted him with, comes out in death.

- Alexander Smith