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Sydney Smith Quotes: "A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience."

A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.




Sydney Smith Quotes: "Never talk for half a minute without pausing and giving others a chance to join in."

Never talk for half a minute without pausing and giving others a chance to join in.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "Take short views hope for the best and trust in God."

Take short views hope for the best and trust in God.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "I never believe facts Canning said nothing was so fallacious as facts except figures."

I never believe facts Canning said nothing was so fallacious as facts except figures.




Sydney Smith Quotes: "Heat madam! It was so dreadful that I found there was nothing for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones."

Heat madam! It was so dreadful that I found there was nothing for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "He has returned from Italy a greater bore than ever he bores on architecture painting statuary and music."

He has returned from Italy a greater bore than ever he bores on architecture painting statuary and music.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "No furniture is so charming as books."

No furniture is so charming as books.




Sydney Smith Quotes: "We know nothing of tomorrow our business is to be good and happy today."

We know nothing of tomorrow our business is to be good and happy today.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything."

Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "I always fear that creation will expire before teatime."

I always fear that creation will expire before teatime.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "When you rise in the morning, form a resolution to make the day a happy one for a fellow creature."

When you rise in the morning, form a resolution to make the day a happy one for a fellow creature.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "Great men hallow a whole people and lift up all who live in their time."

Great men hallow a whole people and lift up all who live in their time.




Sydney Smith Quotes: "What a pity it is that we have no amusements in England but vice and religion!"

What a pity it is that we have no amusements in England but vice and religion!



Sydney Smith Quotes: "Men whose trade is rat-catching love to catch rats the bug destroyer seizes on his bug with delight the suppressor is gratified by finding his vice."

Men whose trade is rat-catching love to catch rats the bug destroyer seizes on his bug with delight the suppressor is gratified by finding his vice.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music. It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth."

If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music. It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "Never give way to melancholy resist it steadily for the habit will encroach."

Never give way to melancholy resist it steadily for the habit will encroach.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "I have gout asthma and seven other maladies but am otherwise very well."

I have gout asthma and seven other maladies but am otherwise very well.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "Madam I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life let us swear eternal friendship."

Madam I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life let us swear eternal friendship.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "That sign of old age extolling the past at the expense of the present."

That sign of old age extolling the past at the expense of the present.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "Politeness is good nature regulated by good sense."

Politeness is good nature regulated by good sense.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "The fact is that in order to do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand shivering on the bank thinking of the cold and the danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can."

The fact is that in order to do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand shivering on the bank thinking of the cold and the danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "When you rise in the morning form a resolution to make the day a happy one for a fellow creature."

When you rise in the morning form a resolution to make the day a happy one for a fellow creature.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "Men whose trade is rat-catching love to catch rats the bug destroyer seizes on his bug with delight and the suppressor is gratified by finding his vice."

Men whose trade is rat-catching love to catch rats the bug destroyer seizes on his bug with delight and the suppressor is gratified by finding his vice.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "Never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed."

Never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "He (Macaulay) has occasional flashes of silence that make his conversation perfectly delightful."

He (Macaulay) has occasional flashes of silence that make his conversation perfectly delightful.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "It is always considered a piece of impertinence in England if a man of less than two or three thousand a year has any opinions at all upon important subjects."

It is always considered a piece of impertinence in England if a man of less than two or three thousand a year has any opinions at all upon important subjects.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "You never say a word of yourself dear Lady Grey. You have that dreadful sin of anti-egotism."

You never say a word of yourself dear Lady Grey. You have that dreadful sin of anti-egotism.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "He not only overflowed with learning but stood in the slop."

He not only overflowed with learning but stood in the slop.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence."

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "Hope is the belief more or less strong that joy will come desire is the wish it may come."

Hope is the belief more or less strong that joy will come desire is the wish it may come.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "Among the smaller duties in life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising when praise is not due."

Among the smaller duties in life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising when praise is not due.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort."

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "To do anything in this world worth doing we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger but jump in and scramble through as well as we can."

To do anything in this world worth doing we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.



Sydney Smith Quotes: "Oh don't tell me of facts - I never believe in facts you know Canning said nothing was so fallacious as facts except figures."

Oh don't tell me of facts - I never believe in facts you know Canning said nothing was so fallacious as facts except figures.