Sydney Smith

1771 - 1845

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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A Quote by Sydney Smith on happiness

Magnificent spectacle of human happiness.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: America. Edinburgh Review, July, 1824.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on body and mind

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Not body enough to cover his mind decently with; his intellect is improperly exposed.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 258.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on confidence

I have the most perfect confidence in your indiscretion.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on men and taxes

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Men who prefer any load of infamy, however great, to any pressure of taxation, however light.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: On American Debts.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on jokes and understanding

It requires a surgical operation to get a joke well into a Scotch understanding.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. p. 15.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on danger, thinking, world, and worth

To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Sydney Smith

That knuckle-end of England,-that land of Calvin, oat-cakes, and sulphur.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 17.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on literature

We cultivate literature on a little oatmeal.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 23.

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