Sydney Smith

1771 - 1845

A Quote by Sydney Smith on day and fate

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Serenely full, the epicure would say, Fate cannot harm me; I have dined to-day.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Recipe for Salad. P. 374.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on mistakes

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can do only a little. Do what you can.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on emotion and life

Soup and fish explain half the emotions in life.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on death and nature

Let every man be occupied, and occupied in the highest employment of which his nature is capable, and die with the consciousness that he has done his best.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 130.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on age, emptiness, life, and trying

He has spent all his life in letting down empty buckets into empty wells; and he is frittering away his age in trying to draw them up again.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 259.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on innocence, life, people, pleasure, present, and time

No enjoyment, however inconsiderable, is confined to the present moment. A man is the happier for life from having made once an agreeable tour, or lived for any length of time with pleasant people, or enjoyed any considerable interval of innocent pleasure.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on society

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Ah, you flavour everything; you are the vanilla of society.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 262.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on life

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Life is fortified by many friendships

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on books and play

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In the four quarters of the globe, who reads an American book, or goes to an American play, or looks at an American picture or statue?

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Review of Seybert's Annals of the United States, 1820.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith

The Smiths never had any arms, and have invariably sealed their letters with their thumbs.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 244.

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