Sydney Smith

1771 - 1845

A Quote by Sydney Smith

Daniel Webster struck me much like a steam-engine in trousers.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 267.

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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 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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