Sydney Smith

1771 - 1845

A Quote by Sydney Smith on god and world

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Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea!

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Recipe for Salad. P. 383.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on men, sexes, and women

As the French say, there are three sexes,-men, women, and clergymen.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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

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

Macaulay is like a book in breeches. . . . He has occasional flashes of silence, that make his conversation perfectly delightful.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 363.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on literature and society

To take Macaulay out of literature and society and put him in the House of Commons, is like taking the chief physician out of London during a pestilence.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 265.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on marriage and opposites

Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing any one who comes between them.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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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 happiness and love

To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Sydney Smith

"Heat, ma'am!" I said; "it was so dreadful here, that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones."

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 267.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on heaven and ideas

My idea of heaven is eating pate de foie gras to the sound of trumpets.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: H. Pearson The Smith of Smiths, 1934

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