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Sydney Smith Quotes

Quotes by Sydney Smith - (8 quotes)

Sydney Smith - From the Advice category:

There is one piece of advice, in a life of study, which I think no one will object to; and that is, every now and then to be completely idle – to do nothing at all. (Sydney Smith)

Sydney Smith - From the Courage category:

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

Sydney Smith - From the Editing category:

In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style. (Sydney Smith)

Sydney Smith - From the Fear category:

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)

Sydney Smith - From the Health category:

I am convinced digestion is the great secret of life. (Sydney Smith)

Sydney Smith - From the Mistakes category:

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

Sydney Smith - From the Recognition category:

Avoid shame, but do not seek glory – nothing so expensive as glory. (Sydney Smith)

Sydney Smith - From the Tyranny category:

Human beings cling to their delicious tyrannies and to their exquisite nonsense, till death stares them in the face. (Sydney Smith)