Life is a difficulty in the country, and it requires a good deal of forethought to steer the ship, when you are twelve miles from a lemon.
Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)
Contributed by: Zaady
Daniel Webster struck me much like a steam-engine in trousers.
Source: Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. i. P. 267.
Serenely full, the epicure would say, Fate cannot harm me; I have dined to-day.
Source: Recipe for Salad. P. 374.
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can do only a little. Do what you can.
Madam, I have been looking for a person that dislikes gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.
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