Alexander Smith

1830 - 1867

A Quote by Alexander Smith on memory

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

Alexander Smith (1830 - 1867)

Source: Pearls of Wisdom

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A Quote by Alexander Smith on beauty, earth, god, justice, love, music, speech, tears, and world

Love THE fierce exulting worlds, the motes in rays, The churlish thistles, scented briers, The wind-swept bluebells on the sunny braes, Down to the central fires, Exist alike in Love. Love is a sea Filling all the abysses dim Of lornest space, in whose deeps regally Suns and their bright broods swim. This mighty sea of Love, with wondrous tides, Is sternly just to sun and grain; 'Tis laving at this moment Saturn's sides, 'Tis in my blood and brain. All things have something more than barren use; There is a scent upon the brier, A tremulous splendour in the autumn dews, Cold morns are fringed with fire. The clodded earth goes up in sweet-breath'd flowers; In music dies poor human speech, And into beauty blow those hearts of ours When Love is born in each. Daisies are white upon the churchyard sod, Sweet tears the clouds lean down and give. The world is very lovely. O my God, I thank Thee that I live!

Alexander Smith (1830 - 1867)

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A Quote by Alexander Smith on plants and posterity

A man does not plant a tree for himself; he plants it for posterity.

Alexander Smith (1830 - 1867)

Source: Dreamthorp, 1863

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A Quote by Alexander Smith on fame

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To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for.

Alexander Smith (1830 - 1867)

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A Quote by Alexander Smith on accidents, failure, justice, and success

Failure and success are not accidents, but the strictest justice.

Alexander Smith (1830 - 1867)

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A Quote by Alexander Smith on worth

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If a man is worth knowing at all, he is worth knowing well.

Alexander Smith (1830 - 1867)

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A Quote by Alexander Smith on curiosity, garden, and heart

It is curious, pathetic almost, how deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.

Alexander Smith (1830 - 1867)

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A Quote by Alexander Smith on discovery and love

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.

Alexander Smith (1830 - 1867)

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A Quote by Alexander Smith on risk

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Everything is sweetened by risk.

Alexander Smith (1830 - 1867)

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A Quote by Alexander Smith on thought and value

A thought may be very commendable as a thought, but I value it chiefly as a window through which I can obtain insight on the thinker.

Alexander Smith (1830 - 1867)

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