Sydney Smith

1771 - 1845

A Quote by Sydney Smith on eternity, friendship, and life

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

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir, 1855, vol. 1, ch. 9

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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 children, companions, freedom, god, justice, peace, safety, truth, and victory

Speaking of justice: Truth is its handmaid, freedom is its child, peace is its companion, safety walks in its steps, victory follows in its train; it is the brightest emanation from the Gospel; it is the attribute of God.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 29.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith

Looked as if she had walked straight out of the ark.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 157.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on good and nature

Politeness is good nature regulated by good sense.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on death

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He deserves to be preached to death by wild curates.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on faith and reason

It is always right that a man should be able to render a reason for the faith that is within him.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 53.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on day, happiness, and resolution

When you rise in the morning, form a resolution to make the day a happy one to a fellow creature.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on people

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You find people ready enough to do the Samaritan, without the oil and twopence.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 261.

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