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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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.
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.
Magnificent spectacle of human happiness.
Source: America. Edinburgh Review, July, 1824.
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.
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