Sydney Smith

1771 - 1845

A Quote by Sydney Smith on prejudice and reason

Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It wasn't reasoned into him, and it cannot be reasoned out.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on ideas and style

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 (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on life

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My living in Yorkshire was so far out of the way, that it was actually twelve miles from a lemon.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 262.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on country, health, and kindness

I have no relish for the country; it is a kind of healthy grave.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on life and secrets

I am convinced digestion is the great secret of life.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: To Arthur Kingdale

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on poverty

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

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: His Wit and Wisdom

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on habits and melancholy

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

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: His Wit and Wisdom

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on nature, success, and talent

Whatever you are by 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 (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on courage and order

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 (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on conversation, enemies, and silence

His enemies might have said before that he talked rather too much; but now he has occasional flashes of silence, that make his conversation perfectly delightful.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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