To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)
Contributed by: Zaady
Avoid shame, but do not seek glory,-nothing so expensive as glory.
Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 88.
To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness.
"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."
Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 267.
My idea of heaven is eating pate de foie gras to the sound of trumpets.
Source: H. Pearson The Smith of Smiths, 1934
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.
Men who prefer any load of infamy, however great, to any pressure of taxation, however light.
Source: On American Debts.
It requires a surgical operation to get a joke well into a Scotch understanding.
Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. p. 15.
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