Sydney Smith

1771 - 1845

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 eternity, friendship, and life

Madam, I have been looking for a person that dislikes gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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