Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing
Quote by Sydney Smith
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do...
Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let...
What would life be without arithmetic, but a scene of horrors?
I never read a book before reviewing it - it prejudices a man so
No man can ever end with being superior who will not begin with being inferior.
Poverty us no disgrace to a man, but it is confoundedly inconvenient.
Never talk for half a minute without pausing and giving others a chance to join...
I never read a book before previewing it; it prejudices a man so.
I have the most perfect confidence in your indiscretion
Heaven never helps the men who will not act.
Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that...
Never give way to melancholy; resist it steadily, for the habit will encroach.
It is safest to be moderately base - to be flexible in shame, and to...
Don't tell me of facts, I never believe facts; you know Canning said nothing was...
Science is his forte, and omniscience his foible.
My living in Yorkshire was so far out of the way, that it was eleven...
Poverty is no disgrace to a man, but it is confoundedly inconvenient
Let the Dean and Canons lay their heads together and the thing will be done.
To business that we love we rise bedtime, and go to't with delight.
Bishop Berkeley destroyed this world in one volume octavo; and nothing remained, after his time,...