Sydney Smith

1771 - 1845

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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A Quote by Sydney Smith on existence, happiness, and love

To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on glory and shame

Avoid shame, but do not seek glory,-nothing so expensive as glory.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 88.

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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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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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