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Sydney Smith

English,  Clergyman
Total Quotes : 26
Ignorant Number Calamity

Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.

- Sydney Smith

Courage Every Day Deal

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

Great People Whole

Great men hallow a whole people, and lift up all who live in their time.

- Sydney Smith

More Smaller Any

Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due.

- Sydney Smith

Habit Never Give

Never give way to melancholy; resist it steadily, for the habit will encroach.

- Sydney Smith

Will Superior Ever

No man can ever end with being superior who will not begin with being inferior.

- Sydney Smith

Man Poverty Inconvenient

Poverty is no disgrace to a man, but it is confoundedly inconvenient.

- Sydney Smith

Love Happiness Loved

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.

- Sydney Smith

Never Will Act

Heaven never helps the men who will not act.

- Sydney Smith

Always Shame Moderately

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.

- Sydney Smith

Love Business Go

To business that we love we rise bedtime, and go to't with delight.

- Sydney Smith

Doing Back Through

To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can.

- Sydney Smith

Possibilities Fact Contain

The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities.

- Sydney Smith

Through Give Other

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.

- Sydney Smith

Will Dean Lay

Let the Dean and Canons lay their heads together and the thing will be done.

- Sydney Smith

Mistakes Nothing Only

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can.

- Sydney Smith

Nature Will Line

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

Vice England Pity

What a pity it is that we have no amusements in England but vice and religion!

- Sydney Smith

Friendship My Life Been

Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.

- Sydney Smith

Small Like Before

Correspondences are like small clothes before the invention of suspenders; it is impossible to keep them up.

- Sydney Smith