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)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 29.
Looked as if she had walked straight out of the ark.
Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 157.
Politeness is good nature regulated by good sense.
He deserves to be preached to death by wild curates.
It is always right that a man should be able to render a reason for the faith that is within him.
Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 53.
When you rise in the morning, form a resolution to make the day a happy one to a fellow creature.
Not body enough to cover his mind decently with; his intellect is improperly exposed.
Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 258.
I have the most perfect confidence in your indiscretion.
Men who prefer any load of infamy, however great, to any pressure of taxation, however light.
Source: On American Debts.
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